Outlook, Xbox Live and other Microsoft services hit with sign-in issues
If you're currently experiencing a bit of trouble signing into any Microsoft services, you're not alone. Xbox, Outlook, and Skype appear to have all been hit with sign-in problems to some extent this morning, though the issue seems to be sporadic.
We've received tips that, in addition to the above, OneDrive appears to have been affected as well. In the case of Skype, Microsoft says (opens in new tab) it has resolved whatever was causing the problem. However, the Xbox Live Status Page (opens in new tab) shows it is still experiencing some issues, and the Outlook status (opens in new tab) shows much the same.
It's not clear what the cause of the issue is, but hopefully Microsoft is quick to resolving the outages. We'll update this article when things look in the clear.
Thanks for the tips, everyone!
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By Jez Corden
Thought my account has been vanished from the servers... All I cared about at the moment was my library of games on xbox and their progress (all of my games are digital currently) This made me think maybe digital games are not only as vulnerable as disc based games but also if you get locked out of your account or face mysterious vanishing of accounts in our case (hopefully this was temporary) you will lose every single game you had tied to your account.
When I opened Cortana, I was asked to sign in again.
That was my issue.