Office 365 Monitoring: Microsoft 365 Admin Center Outage 10/7/ 2020
On October 7th at roughly ~4:00 pm UTC, Microsoft reported an outage that was preventing a multitude of users from accessing the Microsoft 365 admin center.
Many users jumped onto Twitter to confirm they were experiencing the issue and expressed some concern with a few different Microsoft 365 services issues.
Finally, at 8:20 pm UTC Microsoft reported that they had applied a fix and confirmed that the issue was resolved.
The Importance of Office 365 Monitoring
In a cloud-world, outages are bound to happen. While Microsoft is responsible for restoring service during outages, IT needs to take ownership of their environment and user experience. It is crucial to have greater visibility into business impacts during a service outage the moment it happens.
ENow’s Office 365 Monitoring and Reporting solution enables IT Pros to pinpoint the exact services effected and root cause of the issues an organization is experiencing during a service outage by providing:
The ability to monitor entire environments in one place with ENow’s OneLook dashboard which makes identifying a problem fast and easy without having to scramble through Twitter and the Service Health Dashboard looking for answers.
A full picture of all services and subset of services affected during an outage with ENow’s remote probes which covers several Office 365 apps and other cloud-based collaboration services.