Microsoft’s web services were hit with a major outage

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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Microsoft’s online services, including Xbox Live,, Hotmail, Office 365, the Windows Store, OneDrive, and more, are back online after being hit with a nationwide outage on Tuesday afternoon.

“Some people may have experienced difficulties logging in to some services. All services have been fully restored,” says a Microsoft spokesperson. has logged almost 200 reports thus far confirming the outage. The Microsoft Office 365 service health dashboard acknowledged the problems and said that Microsoft is looking into it.

It was the second Microsoft outage in March, after services went out for an hour in a similar fashion.

In the meantime, don’t stress if you couldn’t get into your Microsoft accounts or software right now: It was down for everyone, not just you.