Microsoft Teams DOWN again as coronavirus forces mass home-working

MICROSOFT Teams has gone down for some users around the world – as coronavirus self-isolation forces home-working.

It comes just one day after another major outage took the remote working tool offline.

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Microsoft Teams – what is it and what's happening?

Microsoft’s Teams is a tool for businesses to stay in touch – just like Slack.

You can create virtual conference rooms, record meetings, and chat with co-workers.

And the app is currently available for six months for free.

However, Microsoft has confirmed to The Sun that there is an ongoing issue today.

Huge uptake due to coronavirus self-isolation in recent days may be causing major issues.

The app went offline across Europe on Monday, March 16 – and the same appears to be happening today.

Microsoft Teams down – why is the app not working?

It's not yet clear why Microsoft Teams isn't working properly, but it may be linked to increased usage during the coronavirus pandemic.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday urged Brits to work from home where possible.

This is driving huge update in home-working apps like Microsoft Teams, Slack and Facebook Workplace.

Most users reporting the issue on DownDetector say they are having trouble with server connections and logging in.

Microsoft Teams offline – is there an official reponse?

Microsoft has confirmed that there is an issue with Teams on Tuesday, March 17.

In a statement given to The Sun, a spokesperson said: "We're working to address an issue affecting some users’ ability to send and receive messages or schedule meetings."


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Have you experienced any issues with Microsoft Teams this week? Let us know in the comments!

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