Microsoft's Azure services experiencing significant outages

Microsoft's cloud service, Azure is apparently experiencing some significant outages tonight. The support page for the platform shows that the issue is affecting the storage layer across many regions, excluding the Australian data center.

Microsoft's own services are also heavily affected, with Xbox live users reporting widespread issues with the platform. Also affected by this outage are the Windows Store, press center and even apps like Tweetium, Microsoft Health, Fhotoroom and Straw, which are all dependent on Azure.

Microsoft is aware of the problem, with their Azure page stating:

Starting at 19 Nov 2014 00:52 UTC we are experiencing a connectivity issue to Azure Services including Storage, Websites and Visual Studio Online.

Hopefully this gets cleared up soon. But if you've experienced any problems with Microsoft's services or websites, sound off in the comments below.

Source: Azure Status Page; via The Next Web