As reported, on Tuesday Microsoft’s South Central Azure datacenter overheated due to lightning strikes. As of today, the Storage component of the datacenter is still degraded, but finally on Thursday morning Microsoft had turned the tide. The South Central region outage ended up causing global problems due to Active Directory and other services also being down as part of the catastrophic event.
But, to make matters worse, Microsoft attempted to also deploy server updates during the outage. The updates caused customer reports of connection problems for Outlook and Skype that resulted in error messages stating that connections were being throttled.
We’ve determined that this update has resulted in users receiving a message indicating they are being throttled when attempting to access Outlook and Skype. We’re reverting the update to remediate the problem.
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