Microsoft plans to lay off around 10000 employees

Access to several Microsoft services interrupted due to outages

Several Microsoft services, including the collaborative work tool Teams or Outlook messaging, were unavailable worldwide Wednesday morning due to outages that are still being investigated, the American group said on Twitter.

“We are investigating issues affecting multiple Microsoft 365 services,” one of Microsoft’s service accounts wrote on Twitter at 07:31 GMT.

And on the social network, many users around the world complained that they could not access their usual tools.

“I have an assignment in Teams that is due in half an hour and the servers in India are not working. Please do something,” wrote one user.

The specialized website Downdetector has reported incidents for several other Microsoft services in the US and Europe, from gaming platform Xbox Live to social network LinkedIn.

Contacted, the group did not respond to inquiries from AFP on Wednesday.

The computer giant announced in mid-January that it would lay off around 10,000 employees (almost 5% of its workforce) by the end of March, citing the economic situation and changing priorities of its customers as the reason for this, and shaking up an already affected industry a little more with several large redundancy plans .