Many Microsoft services, including Microsoft Teams and Xbox Live, are experiencing interruptions for some users from Thursday night.
Microsoft’s Office 365 status page states that there is a “DNS issue affecting several Microsoft 365 and Azure services.” The site also says that Microsoft has “redirected traffic to our robust DNS features and is seeing improvements in service availability.” The company says the DNS issue has affected Microsoft Teams the most, although “other Microsoft 365 and Azure services may be affected.” The Microsoft 365 status account first acknowledged that there was a problem at 1
Microsoft redirected traffic to our robust DNS features and saw improvements in service availability. We are continuing to investigate the cause of the DNS issue. The next update will be given in 60 minutes or as events indicate.
– Microsoft 365 Status (@ MSFT365Status) April 1, 2021
The Xbox status page says that many services have a “major outage”, including accounts, multiplayer and online games. Microsoft’s @ XboxSupport account said that “any issues you may see with Party Chat, Matchmaking or Login to your Xbox consoles are [sic] currently under investigation ”at 18:55 ET. The account has also retweeted recent posts from Outriders Twitter account about server issues.
Any issues you may see with Party Chat, Matchmaking or Login to your Xbox consoles are currently under investigation. We post updates here and at https://t.co/PzAdjUFMJj
Xbox Support (@XboxSupport) April 1, 2021
Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This is not the only recent outcome of Microsoft services. Microsoft Teams, Azure, and other Microsoft 365 services went down for about four hours on March 15th.
Update April 1 at 19:09 ET: Added new tweet from Microsoft.