It’s only been a few weeks since the last major Microsoft outage, and once again the growing network of cloud-based service is struggling. Windows Central points out an Azure Status tweet indicating network issues, and reported that they had trouble even pulling up Bing. I was able to access some aspects of Xbox Live – excuse me, the Xbox network – but noticed that some features are not loading right now, and the status page reports known login issues for some people.
I want to tell you more about what is causing the problem, but it is so widespread that several of the Azure and Office status pages have been unavailable. The latest update comes from the Microsoft 365 Twitter account, which reports that engineers are investigating a possible DNS problem. Until then, if you̵
Update (18:45 ET): Microsoft reports that it has redirected DNS traffic and services are starting to recover.
Warning DNS issue that affects multiple Microsoft services – investigating
SUMMARY OF THE CONSEQUENCES: From kl. 21:30 UTC On April 1, 2021, a subset of customers may experience periodic issues accessing Microsoft services, including Azure, Dynamics, and Xbox Live.
CURRENT STATUS: The engineering team has been engaged and is currently investigating a potential underlying DNS problem. The next update will be given in 60 minutes or as events indicate.
This message was last updated at 22:12 UTC on April 1, 2021
We investigate a potential DNS problem and evaluate our mitigating options.
– Microsoft 365 Status (@ MSFT365Status) April 1, 2021