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Microsoft services including Azure and Office 365 CRASH across the US sparking chaos


A NUMBER of Microsoft services experienced outages across the United States on Monday, causing users to take to social media in search of answers.

Microsoft Azure and services such as Office 365 and Teams appeared to be having widespread issues, according the website Downdetector, which monitors such outages.

An outage map shared by the website showed a number of Azure users experiencing crashes on both the east and west coasts.

Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services.

Such issues appeared to also trickle down into other Microsoft products and applications – such as Office 365, Teams, OneDrive and Outlook.

The issues come less than a week after Google experienced issues with its services crashing.

Last Thursday, Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts crashed during what the tech giant declared was a "short disruption."

According to a study by Statistic that was released in February of this year, 595,935 companies in the Unites States use Microsoft's Office 365 service.

Earlier this year, Microsoft's Teams – a business communication platform that includes live chats and video conferencing services – saw a huge surge in its daily users due to the pandemic.

In April, the company's CEO Satya Nadella said that the number of daily active users of Teams had reached 75 million.

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