Microsoft products suffer major outage - reports
Authentication issues for Microsoft products – including Skype, OneDrive and others – have spiked worldwide, according to social media. Down Detector, a website independent of Microsoft that measures such issues, received more than 3,600 reports regarding Outlook beginning just before 7am ET. Log-in issues account for nearly half of reported Outlook issues, while receiving messages was also a highly-reported problem.
"Something went wrong :( The server can't sign you in right now. Please try again later," the Outlook error message reads.
On Xbox Live, users have received a message communicating that Microsoft is looking into log-in issues and is "working to resolve" the problem "as quickly as possible."
The Skype status site says Microsoft was aware that there was a problem with the service, but the issue "has been fully resolved" as of about 9:20am ET.
Social media users are reporting gradual restoration of various Microsoft services.
UPDATE: As of 1:30pm ET, users are still have problems with Outlook, according to Microsoft's Twitter feed.