Office 365 Monitoring: Microsoft 365 Services Outage March 18, 2021
On March 18, 2021 at ~4:30 pm UTC, Microsoft reported an issue that was preventing users in EMEA from access Microsoft 365 services.
Users took to Twitter to express frustration with the recent string of outages over the past couple of weeks.
At ~7:30 pm UTC, Microsoft reported that a portion of infrastructure processing components aren't working as expected. They reported they were rerouting traffic and restarting the components to restore service.
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.