Office 365 outage brings service down in some major US cities

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What you need to know

  • Office 365 appears to be down for some users, according to reports online.
  • The outage looks to be focused in several major US cities.
  • Reports that Office 365 is down began spiking around 5:09 pm ET.

Office 365 appears to have hit a snag this afternoon, with user reports indicating an outage across several major US cities. According to Down Detector, which tracks outages for major online services, Office 365 users began reporting issues around 5:09 pm ET. So far, the outage has mostly impacted major US cities like Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Houston, according to Down Detector's live outage map.

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The number of reports was in the hundreds as of 5:09 pm, so it doesn't appear issues are as widespread as past outages so far. The Microsoft 365 status page hasn't been updated to reflect any ongoing problems either. We'll update this post with more information should problems continue to spread, or if Microsoft provides an update.

Office 365 Outage Map for February 3, 2021

Source: Down Detector (Image credit: Source: Down Detector)

For now, chime in in the comments and let us know if you've experienced any problems using Office 365 services today.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

4 Comments
  • The name was changed to, "Microsoft 365".
  • They should name it Microsoft 182.5
  • Exactly, I was going to write that no one could use office 365 for quite some months now... ;)
  • "Microsoft Windows Central" is imminent.