AND WE’RE SUPPOSED TO TRUST OUR STUFF TO THE CLOUD?

Microsoft suffered an outage.

All Office systems down.

A recent issue with Microsoft’s Office 365 platform left many users completely locked out of Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Microsoft Teams which many have used as their primary means of work communication during the coronavirus pandemic.

TechCrunch reports that Microsoft has begun investigating an authentication outage that looked Office 365 users out of the platform preventing them from accessing Microsoft products such as Office, Outlook, and Teams.

Microsoft’s status dashboard stated that the issue started at 2:25 p.m. PT on Monday and impacted users across the globe for hours. Microsoft stated that some government users may be impacted by the issue, which may have impacted 911 communications in 14 states. The company stated in a series of tweets that it attempted to fix the issue but was forced to roll back its changes after the fix failed.

Around 5:40 p.m., Microsoft stated that it was “seeing improvement for multiple services” after earlier “rerouting traffic to alternate infrastructure to improve the user experience while we continue to investigate the issue.”

Still, millions of U.S. and Australian users had trouble accessing Microsoft’s services. Breitbart News recently reported that ironically Microsoft’s referral to the video-sharing app TikTok as a “security risk” may have played a major role in the U.S. tech giant losing a bidding war for the Chinese-owned app.

Breitbart News reported that concerns among major backers of TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, including Sequoia Capital and General Atlantic, over the financial hit that the company may take from selling TikTok for less than it was worth led to TikTok CEO Yiming Zhang choosing to form a partnership in the company with Oracle rather than outright divestment.

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6 Responses to AND WE’RE SUPPOSED TO TRUST OUR STUFF TO THE CLOUD?

  1. bogsidebunny says:

    I back my meager shit up on an external hard drive. I don’t trust something that’s 3,000 miles away.

  2. txnick77 says:

    I, too, back up my stuff on external drives (at least two USB drives, three for the really important stuff). No way I will put anything on a “cloud” server. The convenience of having it wherever you are, means that it is accessible to anyone wherever they are.

  3. txnick77 says:

    I, too, back up my stuff on external drives (at least two USB drives, three for the really important stuff). No way I will put anything on a “cloud” server. The convenience of having it wherever you are, means that it is accessible to anyone wherever they are.

  4. antzinpantz says:

    Why are you double posting or triple posting replies? Noted it in the Eye Candy, too.

  5. txnick77 says:

    Bad mouse button. If I do a regular click, it enters two or three hits. Feel free to remove the duplicates. I will try to gently tap the button until I can afford a new one.

    Maybe a “Go Fund Me” page? 🙂

  6. antzinpantz says:

    No worries. You’re on your own with the GFM. hehehehehe

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