Office 365 Monitoring: Microsoft Teams Outage May 6, 2020
On May 6th, 2020, Microsoft reported an outage affecting users’ ability to join Microsoft Teams Live Events around ~ 2:00pm UTC.
At first, it was reported that only users in Europe and the UK were being affected. However, it soon became clear users were being affected all over, from Canada to Colombia, and to the APAC region. In an attempt to resolve the issue, Microsoft quickly redirected traffic to an alternate infrastructure. They also suggested recreating events to expedite remediation while the issue was resolved.
Several users expressed frustrations about missing live events within their organizations as well having to cancel or postpone webinars.
Finally, at ~8:00 pm UTC, Microsoft reported that traffic had been successfully routed to an alternate infrastructure and service was restored.
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.