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  1.    07 Mar 2017 #1
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    Microsoft authentication issue hits Outlook, Skype, OneDrive, Xbox


    Microsoft authentication issue hits Outlook, Skype, OneDrive, Xbox users

    Many Microsoft users are reporting they cannot access their key services this morning, March 7, thanks to what looks to be a Microsoft Account authentication glitch.

    Microsoft is apparently experiencing some kind of authentication issue which is preventing many from being able to sign in to their Outlook, Skype, OneDrive, Xbox and other Microsoft accounts.

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    A number of users have taken to Twitter to ask why they cannot get into these Microsoft Account (MSA) enabled services. I've seen complaints starting around 8 am ET today (EDIT: 1 PM CET), March 7. By 9 am ET, some were saying they were beginning to gain access to their accounts. Others said access was intermittent.

    Full story: Microsoft authentication issue hits Outlook, Skype, OneDrive, Xbox users | ZDNet
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  3.    07 Mar 2017 #3
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    My wife can't play the MS solitaire game. All she get's is the start page that says loading and has spinning circles.
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  4.    07 Mar 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    My wife can't play the MS solitaire game. All she get's is the start page that says loading and has spinning circles.
    It seems to be still affecting some users:

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  5.    07 Mar 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    It seems to be still affecting some users:

    Although not explicitly stated, this would probably have some bearing on their decision to not release a new build today. Part of MS self-host and testing must be tied to the ability to authenticate the build to your account. I may not have used all the correct words, but you get the idea.

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  6.    07 Mar 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Although not explicitly stated, this would probably have some bearing on their decision to not release a new build today. Part of MS self-host and testing must be tied to the ability to authenticate the build to your account. I may not have used all the correct words, but you get the idea.
    You might be right there. At least that would be logical.
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  7.    08 Mar 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    My wife can't play the MS solitaire game. All she get's is the start page that says loading and has spinning circles.
    Personally I understand completely the severity of the Solitaire situation and therefore suggest getting the Win 7 version from here: WinAero
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  8.    08 Mar 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    Personally I understand completely the severity of the Solitaire situation and therefore suggest getting the Win 7 version from here: WinAero
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  9.    08 Mar 2017 #9
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    Hello, any news on this? I was one of the people that was affected. Has there been a fix yet? Thank you!
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  10.    08 Mar 2017 #10
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    Last updates on Microsoft authentication issue hits Outlook, Skype, OneDrive, Xbox users | ZDNet:

    Update (March 7 at 2:00 pm EST / 7 PM UTC): New Microsoft spokesperson statement: "We are aware that some customers are experiencing difficulties signing in to some services. Engineers are working to fully resolve this as soon as possible."

    Update (March 8): Well, I guess we aren't going to get an answer as to what happened yesterday. No further word from Microsoft.
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