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Microsoft Teams kicks off the week by going down for several hours

Microsoft Teams went down for several hours Monday morning after infrastructure issues pressured some visitors to be diverted, giving customers who don’t have President’s Day off slightly additional downtime.

Microsoft’s office collaboration instrument was inaccessible for no less than three hours as of publishing time, which the firm attributed to unspecified infrastructure points. “We’ve rerouted visitors to wholesome infrastructure which has improved Teams connectivity points,” the company said as of 930am PT Monday, though it has but to sound an all-clear.

Teams is Microsoft’s try at denting the momentum of Slack, which captivated Silicon Valley over the previous few years with its chat and collaboration instruments. Slack is used by 10 million daily active users and 85,000 paying clients, whereas Teams has seen a lot of adoption over the past year due to its integration with Workplace 365.

Slack has also struggled with uptime over the years, with minor outages cascading into bigger points as customers all attempt to reconnect to the service at the identical time. It’s not clear what brought on Monday’s points with Microsoft Teams, though a Teams user posted a screenshot from the service’s inner well being dashboard suggesting {that a} configuration change deployed final week was not the root trigger.

We’ll replace this submit if and when the service returns and Microsoft offers extra particulars on what occurred.

Replace: 1137am PT: Microsoft seems to have resolved the Teams points, however tell us when you’re nonetheless having bother.

We have carried out a configuration change to Teams authentication infrastructure which resolved Teams connectivity points. Extra particulars will be present in the admin middle beneath TM173756.

Microsoft 365 Standing (@MSFT365Status) February 18, 2019

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