Xbox Live, Outlook, OneDrive and more Microsoft services down for some
If you're hitting a snag trying to use any number of Microsoft services today, you're not alone. Along with a Xbox Live outage, it appears that signing into OneDrive, Outlook and other Microsoft services is down for at least some users.
For its part, Microsoft has acknowledged the Xbox Live outage on its service status page (opens in new tab), noting problems with everything from signing into your account to buying games. As for the other services, a number of users are reporting issues on Twitter, and a quick look at Down Detector shows Outlook, Skype, OneDrive, and Office 365 are all affected to some extent.
Hopefully whatever is wrong gets cleared up quickly. We'll update this post with more once things are in the clear.
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I recently (today) changed my password and i was starting to wish i haven't
I just hope they fix it ASAP.
On a PC, your account is cached locally so you can still sign in for a few days even in case of ISP or Microsoft outage.
But on Xbox One, you cannot sign in at all, there is no cached or local account like there was on the 360. And UWP apps refuse to launch if you're not signed in !
This means in case of outage anywhere from your Internet connection to Microsoft servers, you're completely unable to use UWP apps on Xbox One. Unable to use Groove with local music files, unable to play videos from a HDD in Movies & TV, and later unable to work in Office Mobile or any other app.
This is definitely a critical issue for the future of productivity and 3rd party apps on the Xbox platform, as the whole thing cannot be trusted to be available when you want or need it.