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Office 365 outage Thursday night

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    Quote Originally Posted by TONSCHUH View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post

    Ok, perhaps there are some uses to some people... but wouldn't you have all that anyway on your laptop without the risk of 'downtime'...
    That's a darn good point! lol
    The point is, that you can use Office-on-demand on a strangers Computer, without installing something on it, plus you can access all your files in the cloud via sky-drive.

    I think, that Office 365 is quite handy AND affordable.

    I for one would not like to type my user name and password on a strangers computer.

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    What people have a tendency to not see is by using some form of cloud service a copr/company can cut down on the amount of server blades needed (cost cutting), also what is the difference if a company is headquartered in Seattle with offices through out the world and those offices have to access the company's servers in Seattle. In reality none. The main servers for that company are actually a cloud service to the satellite offices .
    Hope this makes sense, I am getting over another Minnie stroke (been two weeks, and just starting to see some light in that damn tunnel. . ., ain't life fun. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TONSCHUH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post

    That's a darn good point! lol
    The point is, that you can use Office-on-demand on a strangers Computer, without installing something on it, plus you can access all your files in the cloud via sky-drive.

    I think, that Office 365 is quite handy AND affordable.

    Ok, but a) how often would ya really need to use a 'friend's computer to do that, and b) wouldn't the cost of cloud storage offset any office app savings...??
    I would say that the cloud service should be still cheaper, as running your own server's. If you have your own server's, then you need minimum an administrator for it on top. So you have the hardware-part + wages etc., but I'm not saying, that cloud services are suitable for everyone.

    @Lee;

    I completely agree with you.

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    No wonder I could not check email on my office 365 account
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Hope this makes sense, I am getting over another Minnie stroke (been two weeks, and just starting to see some light in that damn tunnel. . ., ain't life fun. . .
    Sorry to hear about your health issues. Get better soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Hope this makes sense, I am getting over another Minnie stroke (been two weeks, and just starting to see some light in that damn tunnel. . ., ain't life fun. . .
    Sorry to hear about your health issues. Get better soon.
    Thanks. . .
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  7. #17


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    Seems this idiotic service has been acting up a lot - last couple of days I've had issues uploading office docs. Constantly getting can't upload file notices

    Click image for larger version

    BTW this happens on both my desktop (W7) and my laptop (W8) with all sorts of Office 365 files so I doubt the issue is at my end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Seems this idiotic service has been acting up a lot - last couple of days I've had issues uploading office docs. Constantly getting can't upload file notices

    Click image for larger version

    BTW this happens on both my desktop (W7) and my laptop (W8) with all sorts of Office 365 files so I doubt the issue is at my end.
    . . .it still makes one wonder. . .
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  9. #19


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    Perhaps I'm a bit frustrated or tired but what am I missing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    . . .it still makes one wonder. . .
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  10. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Seems this idiotic service has been acting up a lot - last couple of days I've had issues uploading office docs. Constantly getting can't upload file notices

    BTW this happens on both my desktop (W7) and my laptop (W8) with all sorts of Office 365 files so I doubt the issue is at my end.
    Depends.. are you using a third party firewall? A lot of times those can interfere with services like this. I've had problems with firewalls interfering with DropBox as well.
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