Xbox Live, Skype, Outlook Outage; Affecting All Microsoft Account Users
For the second time this month, Microsoft's wide range outage happens again affecting all account users. Online services such as Xbox Live, Skype, Outlook and more prevented Microsoft users from signing into their own accounts for approximately two hours today. A reliable news site tested a various number of accounts and confirmed that services were experiencing a repeated widespread issue.
Microsoft Online Service Outage Affects Account Users
Earlier this month, Microsoft just recovered from an hour-long online service outage which affected all Microsoft account users. The tech giant never explained the main cause of the issue and it seems a similar problem happened again today. This time, Microsoft acknowledged the outage issue through its Xbox Live service status. The announcement said:
Our engineers and developers are actively continuing to work to resolve the issue causing some members to have problems finding previously-purchased content or purchasing new content. Stay tuned, and thanks for your patience.
According to The Verge, Microsoft really feel pressured after two similar and successive outages in the same month. That is why the software maker finally revealed why its online services were reported offline for almost two hours. Also, it's their main responsibility to inform all Microsoft account users regarding what is happening since all their services such as Xbox Live, Outlook.com, Skype, OneDrive and Microsoft’s Windows Store, were affected.
The site under the name DownDetector.com, showed a surge in the online outage reports for Microsoft services starting around 2 p.m. ET and continuing to fall through until 3 p.m. ET. According to the site, this Microsoft online services outages are primarily affecting not just the US East Coast, but also includes parts of Northern Europe as recorded by the thousands of reports and similar stories have been logged so far. As of the moment, if you try to visit the official website of Xbox Live Status, you’ll see a short acknowledgment from Microsoft saying that users can receive notification once the problem is fixed.
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