MICROSOFT experienced a widespread crash on Thursday evening that affected multiple products on its Azure cloud service.
The cloud service acknowledged that there was an issue affecting Azure Portal and Azure services across the US in a tweet around 5.30 pm EST.
Microsoft Azure was experiencing widespread outages on Thursday[/caption]
“We are aware of an issue affecting the Azure Portal and Azure services,” the company said.
They directed users to their status page, and said that the problems are currently being investigated.
A map showing issues logged major outages in the areas around major cities, like New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle and Los Angeles.
Users on Twitter were furious that services were down, with several pointing out that the status page the company linked to didn’t provide much clarity, and other asking if the outage was some sort of misguided April Fools joke.
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