It appears several Microsoft services are down for the count this afternoon. Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Xbox Live, and even Bing are down right now. The cause for the outage isn’t clear, though Microsoft noted that there is an issue affecting the Azure Portal and Azure services.
According to outage-tracking site DownDetector, reports of outages across Microsoft services began flooding in around 5 p.m. ET. Thousands of reports have been noted for Xbox Live, Teams, and Office. We noticed the outage, oddly enough, when attempting to access Bing and being met with an error page.
This is the second major outage across Microsoft services in recent weeks. On March 15, Azure suffered some downtime, taking out Xbox services, Teams, and Office 365 late in the day.
We’ll continue to update this post as more information becomes available from Microsoft. For now, it looks like you may run into a snag or two if you planned on taking any Teams calls, jumping into on of the best Xbox games on your Xbox Series X, or wanted to simply Bing something (if that’s your thing).