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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Law enforcement agencies across the country reported outages of their 911 systems Monday night, and it was not immediately clear if there was a connection with a major Microsoft system outage. Law enforcement agencies around the country, from Nevada to Pennsylvania and Arizona to Minnesota, tweeted that their 911 systems were down beginning sometime after 7 p.m. ET. By 8:15 p.m., some departments were reporting that their services had come back online.



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Some info about Microsoft's issues...

Microsoft? More like: My software goes off... Azure AD, Outlook,, Teams, Authenticator, etc block unlucky folks from logging in

...Change backed out to no effect " eek

Microsoft's online authentication systems are inaccessible for at least some customers today, locking those subscribers out of tons of Redmond-hosted services if they are not already logged in.

And, according to the software giant, its attempt to rectify the system failure, by backing out a recent change, did not work....

Updated to add

Just before 0100 UTC, September 29, Microsoft said it had put a fix in place and people should start to see access to Azure Active Directory authentication, at least, recover:

We have applied mitigation steps for an issue impacting Azure AD Authentication, and most customers should see signs of recovery at this time. More information and updates can be found on the Azure Status page at
" Azure Support (@AzureSupport) September 29, 2020...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-29 11:02 AM | Reply

Authentication creation can be disrupted for millions instantly?! Unbelievable.

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-09-29 03:59 PM | Reply


I wouldn't call it unbelievable, because it happened.

I might call it disastrous, though.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-29 06:33 PM | Reply

Yeah...the cloud is very secure and reliable. I'm glad I got out of the business January 2019. There are banks and credit unions running production databases in the cloud now. Including the one I left.

#4 | Posted by billy_boy at 2020-09-29 07:00 PM | Reply

How is Obama doing this?

He's not even that good with the cyber.


#5 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-09-29 08:45 PM | Reply

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