Some Microsoft services experienced a short-term issue resulting from routine maintenance which has been restored to normal.— Office (@Office) February 1, 2013
Earlier this morning, there was a service outage that affected many of Microsoft’s online products including Office 365, Outlook.com and some users reported issues accessing SkyDrive.
Well, if you think you are having a bad day, the outage, according to Microsoft, was based on routine maintenance that went awry. Microsoft has provided Neowin a comment on the issue:
“Some Microsoft services experienced a short-term issue as a result of a networking adjustment. We worked quickly to roll back the adjustments made and all services are now restored to normal.”
While we have seen cloud services go down in the past, seeing that this issue appears to be the result of human error and not a catastrophic failure of equipment center deep in a datacenter, is somewhat relieving. Because of this, it allowed for the quick recovery of the systems needed to get the services up and running again.