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Office 365 outage Thursday night

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    Office 365 outage Thursday night


    Any major cloud service outage is bad, but good communications can make it less stressful. Microsoft did OK with last night's Exchange Online outage.

    My personal domain is run on Office 365. I've generally been very happy with it, but last night was one of those times that makes for unhappy customers: a major outage.

    Late in the evening email just stopped working. Multiple computers and devices on different networks were all timing out on Exchange Activesync access so it seemed pretty clearly to be the service. I also couldn't log into the Office 365 web portal.

    At this point, my first thought was to check the Office 365 Twitter feed; surely Microsoft would post notice of a major outage there. But there was no sign of anything wrong, so I asked.

    The Office Twitter folks seemed to know nothing about it, but another user told me there was a "major outage". At this point I thought to check the service status page for my account. Below are the content for the full incident last night. When I first checked, only the bottom 2 or 3 statuses were up
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    Read more at: Office 365 outage Thursday night | ZDNet

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    Thx for the Info !

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    Cloud computing.... stupidest idea ever. I mean come on, why on earth would anyone agree to this...??
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    Mostly the brain dead masses who's lives revolve around reading what their contacts had for breakfast on FarceBook.
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    It was a short outage in my case. Office 365 is the best thing, from an IT perspective, to happen to my small business. Having video conferencing, file access/editing, email access, and client data anywhere, anytime, on any device has improve business operations and productivity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeigs View Post
    It was a short outage in my case. Office 365 is the best thing, from an IT perspective, to happen to my small business. Having video conferencing, file access/editing, email access, and client data anywhere, anytime, on any device has improve business operations and productivity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeigs View Post
    It was a short outage in my case. Office 365 is the best thing, from an IT perspective, to happen to my small business. Having video conferencing, file access/editing, email access, and client data anywhere, anytime, on any device has improve business operations and productivity.
    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'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rmeigs View Post
    It was a short outage in my case. Office 365 is the best thing, from an IT perspective, to happen to my small business. Having video conferencing, file access/editing, email access, and client data anywhere, anytime, on any device has improve business operations and productivity.
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rmeigs View Post
    It was a short outage in my case. Office 365 is the best thing, from an IT perspective, to happen to my small business. Having video conferencing, file access/editing, email access, and client data anywhere, anytime, on any device has improve business operations and productivity.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TONSCHUH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    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.

    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...??
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