The problems also affected Microsoft Azure, its cloud computing platform, meaning the effects of the technical problems could be felt on other websites and servers that do not appear to be connected to Microsoft.
At the time of publication the company’s status pages indicated that the company was not seeing any problems. But the Microsoft 365 Twitter account confirmed that it was aware of the problems.
It said it had “identified a possible networking issue and is reviewing telemetry to determine next troubleshooting steps”.
The problems come less than a day after Microsoft announced its results for the latest quarter. They showed that despite a slight increase in revenue, its net income declined by 12 percent — and most of that revenue came from the company’s cloud services.