1.    22 Feb 2016 #1
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    Office 365 hit by another outage as users complain of lack of access

    Office 365 hit by another outage as users complain of lack of access
    by Peter Gothard
    22 Feb 2016

    Microsoft has acknowledged that Office 365 is experiencing a European outage, the second time in three months that the system has been unavailable for a sustained period.

    Many users are unable to log-in to Office 365 through the front-end portal, resulting in perpetual lag, while the website promises that technicians are "working on it". Those who are able to log-in to services, for example Outlook, experience further lag inside the service environment when trying to open emails.

    Office 365 seems to have been inaccessible by those affected since around 9am this morning.

    Users on Twitter report "multiple customers experiencing outages, and accuse Microsoft of "fix[ing] one thing and breaking another".

    Microsoft later issued a statement acknowledging there was a problem but claiming it only affected a small number of customers.

    "A limited number of customers in Europe may have intermittent access to email on mobile devices, and we're working on a fix," said the statement.

    "Customers can access email via Outlook client or Outlook on the web and can visit the O365 Service Health Dashboard for updates."

    Office 365's last major outage was on 3 December and included Azure services. It lasted around four hours, and cloud email management firm Mimecast warned at the time that continued outages could begin to have "a detrimental impact on the country".

    A further outage took place on 18 December and was attributed more directly to Microsoft's Azure functions.

    The outages underline the problems that can occur with cloud-based services, which are becoming increasingly popular with organisations looking to remove the hassle of on-site systems management.

    Office 365 hit by another outage as users complain of lack of access - IT News from V3.co.uk
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  2.    22 Feb 2016 #2

    Hi there

    "The wonders of the Cloud !!" -- Now the I told you so people will be coming out in their droves -- me included.

    Imagine if you were a stock exchange trader and you couldn't place your trade because of a glitch in the server -- or you were presented with the wrong price.

    I know if you use those graphs for analysis etc as loads of people do before placing trades and it's inaccessible -- bang goes your trade and profit !!.

    One lost trade isn't worth the "ostensibly cheaper" option of a subscription to a monthly deal from a cloud server.

    I'll leave the cloud where it belongs --In Cloud Cuckoo Land.

    Happy with my own (licensed) copy of Office 2016

    Last edited by jimbo45; 22 Feb 2016 at 14:19.
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  3.    22 Feb 2016 #3
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    Any link from MS?

    Not sure on Office 365 for Business, But Office 365 for consumers is not a cloud based system, its the same apps as Office 2016
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