Azure and Office 365 down as Microsoft suffers MFA borkage

Office 365 ProPlus is now the best Office experience, and, with FSLogix enabling faster load times for user profiles in Outlook and OneDrive, Office 365 ProPlus will become even more performant in multi-user virtual environments (including Windows Virtual Desktop). Microsoft has confirmed the problem on its Azure and Office 365 status pages and is now working on the issue. It's also been claimed that Microsoft 365 has suffered a similar fate. Meanwhile, Azure is the company's cloud computing service. When users enter their login credentials and are sent an SMS with a two-factor authentication (2FA) code, the screen does not advance for the user to enter the code, according to a Reddit discussion.

The problem, which arose in the early hours of Monday morning and remains unresolved at the time of writing, meant that users "in Europe and Asia-Pacific regions may experience difficulties signing into Azure resources, such as Azure Active Directory, when Multi-Factor Authentication is required by policy", Microsoft admitted on the Azure status page.

Microsoft officials said they anticipate that FSLogix will help provide faster load times for user profiles in Outlook and OneDrive.

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Microsoft said its people have installed a "hotfix" for Azure and that it "eliminated a connection between Azure Identity Multi-Factor Authentication Service and a backend Service. The deployment of this hotfix took time to propagate across the impacted regions, primarily Europe and Asia-Pacific".

The fix appears to have worked: Microsoft reports "a reduction in user authentication errors as a result".

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