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Office 365 Monitoring: Test Notification Outage August 27, 2020

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On August 27th at roughly ~8:30 am UTC, Microsoft reported an issue with some users receiving test notifications on their mobile devices.

Several hours later at ~6:00pm, Microsoft reported that the issue was specifically affecting Android users and that they were working to apply a mitigation. 

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Users soon reported that they were receiving multiple test notifications and shared the messages they had been receiving. 

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Finally at ~7:30 pm UTC, Microsoft confirmed that they had isolated the source of the issue and applied a mitigation.

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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.

Identify the scope of Office 365 service outage impacts and restore workplace productivity with ENow’s Office 365 Monitoring and Reporting solution. Access your free 14-day trial today!


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