Microsoft outage knocks sites and services offline

Microsoft stumbled online on Thursday after an hour-long attack in the middle of the afternoon working on the U.S. West Coast. In addition to its homepage, Microsoft’s Xbox and Office services have been downgraded, login pages have not been loaded, and organization status pages have been dropped offline with the help of outages.

Worst of all, Microsoft’s cloud service Azure also went offline, resulting in an outage of any sites and services that depend on it. Microsoft has confirmed that this is a networking issue. Microsoft also tweeted that it is related to DNS, an Internet system that translates web-addresses into computer-readable Internet numbers.

This is an important function of how the Internet works, so it is not ideal in the event of a sudden break. In a statement, a Microsoft spokesman confirmed to PT at 7pm that it had “reduced the issue.”

Microsoft stumbled online on Thursday after an hour-long attack in the middle of the afternoon working on the U.S. West Coast. In addition to its homepage, Microsoft’s Xbox and Office services have been downgraded, login pages have not been loaded, and organization status pages have been dropped offline with the help of outages. Worst of all, Microsoft’s cloud service Azure also went offline, resulting in an outage of any sites and services that depend on it. Microsoft has confirmed that this is a networking issue.  

Worst of all, Microsoft’s cloud service Azure also went offline, resulting in an outage of any sites and services that depend on it. Microsoft has confirmed that this is a networking issue. Microsoft also tweeted that it is related to DNS, an Internet system that translates web-addresses into computer-readable Internet numbers. 

This is an important function of how the Internet works, so it is not ideal in the event of a sudden break. In a statement, a Microsoft spokesman confirmed to PT at 7pm that it had “reduced the issue.”