Microsoft Outlook and Teams crashes: Email for millions across the world goes down
- Microsoft applications Outlook and Teams crashed this morning at around 7am
- This left millions unable to send and receive emails, or chat to their colleagues
Millions of people were left without email this morning after a global outage of Microsoft Outlook and Teams.
According to downdetector.co.uk, a website that tracks outages on tech and mobile platforms, more than 4,885 users reported problems.
The first outage report for Outlook was filed just before 07:00 GMT this morning, but about an hour later they dropped off.
Users took to Twitter to express their outrage during the hour of chaos, with one saying the problems gave them ‘the worst start to the day’.
Millions of people have been left without email this morning after a global outage of Microsoft Outlook and Teams
Another user said that the connection in their Teams meeting is so bad it was as if ‘everyone’s using dial-up’.
Others are overjoyed at the surprise ‘day off’ they were given, as the lack of access to the applications left them unable to do their jobs.
One Twitter user said: ‘So what are we doing on our day off now that Outlook and Teams aren’t working?’
Microsoft 365 has said that it has ‘identified a potential networking issue’ and is ‘reviewing telemetry to determine the next troubleshooting steps.’