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Black Monday: Office 365 down and out in Europe

Microsoft says 'limited' number had 'intermittent access' to email. That's just tickety boo

The exact cause of today’s periodic Office 365 blackout remains a mystery some eight hours after the service in EMEA first fell over.

Poor unsuspecting souls took to Twitter this morning to vent their frustration at their lack of productivity caused by the cloudy productivity suite’s outage.

“We are experiencing a national level intermittent problem with Office 365, we are hoping it will be fixed later today,” stated Teeside University Tech Supp more than seven hours ago.

This is the second major wobble that the good people of Blighty have experienced in three months - Office 365 crashed in December for more than a day.

It is understood there were issues with Exchange Online earlier today and while the problem is believed to have been resolved some customers claimed to still be impacted on social media.

Microsoft fessed up to problems but stopped short of telling us exactly what happened.

“A limited number of customers in Europe may have intermittent access to email on mobile devices, or intermittent delays accessing the portal, and we’re working to resolve both as quickly as possible.”

Punters can access email via Outlook client or Outlook on the web, the Microsoft PR man added. ®

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