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Microsoft is experiencing a major outage, so that’s why you can’t get any work done.

Besides its homepage, Microsoft services are down, log-in pages aren’t loading and even the company’s status pages were kaput. Worse, Microsoft’s cloud service Azure appeared to also be offline, causing outages to any sites and services that rely on it.

It’s looking like a networking issue, according to the status page — when it loaded. Microsoft also tweeted that it was related to DNS, the internet system that translates web addresses to computer-readable internet numbers. It’s an important function of how the internet works, so not ideal when it suddenly breaks.

We’ve reached out for comment, and we’ll follow up when we know more.

⚠️We are aware of an issue affecting the Azure Portal and Azure services, please visit our alternate Status Page here https://t.co/vGS3TQ8shs for more information and updates.

— Azure Support (@AzureSupport) April 1, 2021

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/01/microsoft-outage-knocks-sites-and-services-offline/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
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