MS financials UP – MS services mostly DOWN (again).

So MS financials going up – whilst MS services going down (mainly).

Xbox live, One Drive, MS account, Outlook, Windows update….. the list is endless. All these services have been RUBBISH for days/weeks/months, up and down like a YO YO.

Services: not available, not syncing, cant find account, unregistered product, duplicated email accounts (?!?!?!?!?)

My Office 365 renewal date is in 18 days. Ive just bought an Office 2016 product license and will not be renewing office 365 this year. I don’t care about how good value for money it supposedly is….. its quality of service is….. rubbish!!!!!

One Drive is utter….. PANTS! again just like it was back last October/November 2018.

Im ranting. Yes sorry. I cant be on my own experiencing this really poor level of commercial service. am I?

Someone needs to really get a grip in Redmond. Lord help us when Microsoft 365 becomes the consumer default product (I wont be using it). Im sure in their ivory towers they can convince themselves theyre innovative geniuses. Down here they look like utter NUMPTIES. (its a UK phrase). Get a grip please.

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  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    31 January, 2019 - 9:36 am

    <p>We are on Microsoft 362 (and decrimenting) at work, but luckily we use on-prem for email and document storage, so we haven't been affected.</p><p>The always current and the easy license management of having Office / MS362 is great, as are the server CALs included in MS362, but the stability of the cloud leaves something to be desired.</p><p>I have Office 362 Home privately and will be keeping it, but I can't say I've experienced any downtime myself so far – the times where it was offline, so was I.</p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    31 January, 2019 - 9:49 am

    <p>I'm not seeing the issue, sorry. </p><p><br></p><p>Azure grew 76 percent, the same as in the year ago quarter. That's astronomical growth, and for a business that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. As for Microsoft 365, its constituent parts all grew big, too: Office 365 Commercial revenues grew 34 percent and Windows Commercial revenues grew 13 percent.</p>

    • Chris_Kez

      Premium Member
      01 February, 2019 - 9:44 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#400834">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>The OP is referring to service outages, not the quarterly results.</p>

  • waethorn

    31 January, 2019 - 9:57 am

    <p>Well, you know you can run your own mail server, right?</p><p><br></p><p>It's not really that hard. You could run Fedora Server on a Raspberry Pi 3 (you're from the UK – you should know about these things) and setting up email is pretty easy.</p>

  • waethorn

    31 January, 2019 - 10:07 am

    <p>I guess they're doing more of this kind of stuff in place of making their systems stable:</p><p><br></p><p></p>

  • PeterC

    31 January, 2019 - 10:15 am

    <p>The only "rational perspective" I can take is my MS account data, is corrupted in some way, Its the only explanation I can fathom. It would explain why everything connected to it has the problems it has – in other words, the actual services are running fine, my account data isn't or is corrupted in some fashion and causes the services to function so intermittently/badly for me, and not work properly etc. </p><p><br></p><p>I know xbox live and Windows update are having some major issues around Europe. so lets park that one. Im not overly worried about that as its not my really important work data, although windows update is.</p><p><br></p><p>Reminds me of systems migration days gone badly wrong. Except my MS account has been playing up for months, ever since 1809 was released.</p>

  • DJS

    01 February, 2019 - 11:49 am

    <p>Xbox Live has multiple issues every week. There was a major outage yesterday and another one has just started about 20 minutes ago. People can't sign in, or if they were already signed in when it started, they can't download any games/apps/updates.</p><p><br></p><p>It's really unacceptable for a service that we're paying for. It was never this bad in the 360 era. Nowhere near.</p>

  • Tony Barrett

    02 February, 2019 - 6:39 am

    <p>This is the future people – services in the cloud. You pay the sub, MS shaft you at every opportunity. Microsoft services are by far the most unreliable of all the big players – literally every day something is down or not working. Vote with your wallets, because MS aren't going to stop, and Microsoft365 will become a reality faster than you think. Remember in the Win10 early days, MS said Windows will never go subscription – well, it won't be long now till it is, and the issues will follow!</p>

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