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▼ LAST 7 DAYS ...
Stephen Foreman · 4 days 5 hours ago
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

SSDD - no game server access. Microsoft is turning in to a major joke in regards to internet connectivity. PLEASE, don't anyone trust their cloud server -- it's just as unreliable as their game servers.

▼ LAST 30 DAYS ...
Susan Whitten · 24 April 2016 - 00:03
· · Safari 9.0 on iPad

Cannot download updates

Levan Bozeman · 22 April 2016 - 20:01
· · IEMobile 11.0 on Android

What a won't let me change there another site that will download things on nokialumia630..????I am lived 3weeks and gotten nowhere

Quenten Oldenkamp · 19 April 2016 - 00:41
· · Chrome 49.0 on Android

I can't connect to the wifi, it says word for word, "can't connect. Check you network name and password and try again." But ik my password is correct it wouldn't have been changed and I want to know what's going on someone please help out. I've already tried hard restarting it, unplugging the Xbox, and the wifi but can't seem to find the problem still. If you guys could get back that would be nice

Jennifer Carter · 15 April 2016 - 19:52
· · Chrome 49.0 on Android

I can't even get my save file or play game Microsoft fix your Xbox One

Jennifer Carter · 15 April 2016 - 19:49
· · Chrome 49.0 on Android

I can't even play my Xbox One games I can't even get my save data what is going on Microsoft need a picture of s***

Elizabeth Toold · 14 April 2016 - 22:01
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

can't get any updates to download.Started yesterday

Andrea Gimm · 13 April 2016 - 20:05
· · Chrome 49.0 on Mac

unable to run updates

Kevin Myers · 13 April 2016 - 17:39
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows is down for me also, but some test sites are still showing it active. May be an intermediate server problem somewhere...

Christopher Layman · 13 April 2016 - 17:32
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Appears to be down still.

Brandon Mitchell · 13 April 2016 - 17:28
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

down for me

Bhardwaj Avasarala · 13 April 2016 - 17:12
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Microsoft is currently fixing the issue

Alex Medina · 13 April 2016 - 16:47
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Not working...

Bruce Gillingham · 13 April 2016 - 16:42
· · Chrome 42.0 on Windows

Down cannot access

Edouard Seax · 13 April 2016 - 16:28
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows est down, on me dit dans l'oreillette que Gabriel en serait responsable...

Edouard Seax · 13 April 2016 - 16:26
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows down -> Ce référer à Gabriel

Brigitte Herd Andryski · 8 April 2016 - 01:42
· · Chrome 38.0 on Android

Mine is still down. 55608

Cody Murphy · 5 April 2016 - 19:33
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

Unable to download .net from download site. Times out and receive "We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found."

Seth Munroe · 5 April 2016 - 18:17
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Download page having lots of problems. Finally getting to a download button and pressing it eventually produces error of "We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found.
The URL may be misspelled or the page you're looking for is no longer available.
See search results below"

Tony Gochenour · 5 April 2016 - 18:02
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Not able to download Azure Backup Server for the last few hours, tested at multiple sites. MS file download services appear to be having issues.

Amit Marya · 5 April 2016 - 17:37
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

Unable to download SQL Server 2012 SP3. Looks like the download server is down. Anyone else having this issue?

Jim Raykowski · 5 April 2016 - 16:56
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Having issues downloading .NET 4.5.2 Web Installer is anyone else?

Jacob Lynch · 4 April 2016 - 19:25
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

not allowing me to access most of my account options, but particularly refuses to allow me to access my payment options or anything related to making a payment or updating a billing issue.

John O'Shea · 2 April 2016 - 15:01
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

I can't get into Microsoft and my emails are not coming through??

Why?? I am expecting important documents via email and now concerned that I will never get them

Lisa A. Pilgrim · 31 March 2016 - 18:23
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Backgammon ends the game at various times throughout play. This has been an issue for several weeks.

James Loker-Steele · 31 March 2016 - 14:01
· · Safari 9.1 on Mac

Issue downloading UCMA 4.0
Error Page not found on download link

Philip Kettula · 31 March 2016 - 09:43
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Having difficulty downloading Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable from

Gabriel J Gomez · 30 March 2016 - 05:36
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

DNS Server down. Currently a dns disruption is ocurring.

Robert Sanford · 30 March 2016 - 05:31
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Unable to access Azure and Visual Studio online

Jonzell Renter · 30 March 2016 - 05:30
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

I was on skype when it logged me out and I can't check my email

Fred Winchell · 30 March 2016 - 05:22
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Agree with Dusting Campos

None of the microsoft sites are working, xbox, hotmail, msdn, virtual, skype, academy,, etc...

Dusting Campos · 30 March 2016 - 05:04
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Non of microsoft sites is working, xbox, hotmail, msdn, virtual, skype, academy...

Steve Watson · 29 March 2016 - 21:50
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Had problems today, got the gateway proxy earlier and currently unable to download exch 2016 cu1

Matthew Hunt · 29 March 2016 - 21:36
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

You might be able to poke around in to get specific MS downloads.

William Thompson · 29 March 2016 - 18:43
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Microsoft's update-download servers appear to be broken today.

Ingmar Koecher · 29 March 2016 - 16:16
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

Have been unable to download file(s) from for several hours now ...

Randy Phillips · 29 March 2016 - 15:09
· · Safari 9.1 on Mac

The download server is not responsive today.

Sonik A. Burke · 29 March 2016 - 14:50
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

I confirm --- Gateway Timeout --- The proxy server did not receive a timely response from the upstream server.

Reference #1.fc2bf648.1459262407.40d9b091

Robert Gartler · 29 March 2016 - 14:24
· · Firefox 45.0 on Linux -> timeout

Stephen Foreman · 7 March 2016 - 14:27
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

And MS continues not to be able to maintain up-time on their game servers. Can't say enough just how much this whole idea of an efficient MS has become a joke. I see ads all the time for the MS Cloud -- SURE, I'll put all my info up on a service and rely on a company who can't even maintain game servers. This is sure a wide open area for someone to develop a new company and OS to compete. In the meantime, Apple here I come...

Madeleine Jens · 2 March 2016 - 20:30
· · Chrome 48.0 on Windows

Cannot open any Microwsoft accounts - I do not have access to do so.

Priska Kiser · 25 February 2016 - 15:21
· · Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows

Es ist nur noch lächerlich! Internet Backgammon Gameserververbindung bricht mitten im Spiel ab! Microsoft will user zu Windows10 zwingen, aber sie erreichen genau das Gegenteil. Es ist so witzig und kindisch. Auf Wiedersehn für immer Microsoft!!!

Ken Guyer · 24 February 2016 - 14:46
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I have to laugh, MS the great and powerful, brought down by a complete inability to service a simple game server. Or it is an outright ignoring their customers, or maybe a little of both. Good job MS, you totally suck now! LOL

Paul Borowiak · 24 February 2016 - 07:14
· · Chrome 48.0 on Windows

You would think a company that size could afford to have someone onto something like that fairly quickly, it's not as if it's crept up behind them and bitten them on the arse by surprise or anything. Especially one that prides itself with forward thinking and inovation and they can't even service the ones they've running already.

Tony Ho · 24 February 2016 - 06:05
· · Firefox 43.0 on Windows

About time to look for alternatives!

Tony Ho · 24 February 2016 - 06:04
· · Firefox 43.0 on Windows

Previously it was only that one cannot access the games, but in the past two days or so, they were occassionally accessible, yet would almost invariably crash at any time during the game. That's even worst! Now is probably the ugliest moments of MS!

Paul Borowiak · 24 February 2016 - 05:36
· · Chrome 48.0 on Windows

Apparently having 79.2 Billion dollars in the bank isn't an impediment to Bill Gates offering his costomers shoddy service with his games server.

Josie Evans · 23 February 2016 - 17:07
· · Chrome 48.0 on Windows

I have been trying to use the game server (Again) down as usual this has been a long term problem but has never been this bad. When are you going to fix it?

Stephen Foreman · 23 February 2016 - 15:02
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Same stupid stuff as always. Game servers are down and not a priority, so they don't worry about them being unavailable. After 40 years of being a PC user, it's looking like it's time to go for Apple. Microsoft may be a lot of good things, but it sure doesn't care about it's user base. Guess they think we'll just "sheeple" up and stay with them, no matter how bad they treat us. WRONG!!!

Bobby Kvanduch · 22 February 2016 - 22:35
· · Chrome 48.0 on Android

It won't let me do anything on my Xbox one it won't let me play anything or join games I tried restarting my xbox and that didn't work either I restarted my network and that didn't work its pissing me off.

Leroy Brown · 19 February 2016 - 04:50
· · Chrome 38.0 on Android

We have two xbox one and we can not sign in to our accounts what is going on

Johnford Anthony · 11 February 2016 - 01:47
· · Chrome 48.0 on Windows

Can't acces my xbox live on xbox one, can't even change my password, plus the website keeps having problems

Dyan DeDe Bryson · 6 February 2016 - 03:51
· · Safari 9.0.3 on Mac

MS says it is down for mainenance. I just spent $230 USD for a software program that requires access to this account to download the software. Needless to say I am pretty peeved that I can't get access to this software. Incidentally, this is why my hardware is ALL Apple - all I need from MS is Outlook. Darn it!!!

Harry Newman · 2 February 2016 - 20:10
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

2-2-2016 3:05 EST Microsoft Spade and Checkers server are down they seem to work for a day or two then go down for a day or two. This is the free Windows 10 upgrade, other than not being able to see the black figures in the dark green backgroud the windows 7 games were fne. Microsoft is it time to consider customer product rather than unnecesssary money making schems?>

GiGi Maw · 26 January 2016 - 15:04
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

microsoft game servers are down

Bill Kelly · 25 January 2016 - 17:18
· · Chrome 47.0 on Windows

trying to set up my new company email account. keep getting message that the exchanger servers cannot be reached. tried with 2 different internet connections. any ideas or suggestions what the problem could be? I am currently in the Jefferson, Ga area.

Ken Guyer · 25 January 2016 - 16:54
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Gets pretty frustrating when such a small part of MS cannot be maintained to work all the time. Game server needs to be replaced or the tech does! LOL

Bill Markey · 25 January 2016 - 13:23
· · Chrome 47.0 on Windows

How can you not even maintain your own game server Microsoft, it seems to get worse, like most of your other products too.

Marie Whitehouse Foster · 25 January 2016 - 04:17
· · Chrome 47.0 on Windows

Game server down many more years till you fix this?...

Stephen Foreman · 24 January 2016 - 06:13
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

More of the same! Weekend comes and the game servers go down! What is WITH these people?? Helluva way to run a railroad...

Brad Scott · 15 January 2016 - 04:14
· · Firefox 43.0 on Windows

Cannot connect to the Microsoft Internet Games server since the patches on tuesday were applied. Won't connect in safe mode either. Is Microsoft doing anything about this?

Stephen Foreman · 13 January 2016 - 19:06
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Wednesday morning -- game servers are down -- typical after Tuesday morning updates. Real good, Microsoft, real good. Why don't you have Apple techs proof your updates before you screw up everyone's computers with your half-assed updates...

Scott Williamson · 6 January 2016 - 23:47
· · Chrome 47.0 on Android

Cannot login to microsoft account on xbox one or through PC no error message just returns to home screen

Joe Barby · 20 December 2015 - 17:51
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

as of 12-20-15 I can no longer TOLLORATE Microsoft trying to CRAMMM Windows 10 Upgrade Down My Throat! I DO NOT WANT IT...

I cannot even downlowd any Win-7 updates right now and think this is another Microsoft "tactic" to try and force 10 on me. Please leave me be Microsoft - - I DON'T WANT YOUR NEW VERSION

Stephen Foreman · 6 December 2015 - 17:49
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Same old crap with the Windows 7 game server. Down on at least one of the weekend days for a while. It's like they close up the server farm oversight for the weekend and just wait for the automated fixes to occur. Great way to run a multi-billion dollar company...

Dennis Womac · 3 December 2015 - 17:15
· · Firefox 42.0 on Windows

Played yesterday for awhile, and this morning. I'm playing a computer...hahaha Man, just keeps getting worse all the time.

Dennis Womac · 2 December 2015 - 05:07
· · Firefox 42.0 on Windows

Just thought I would check on the checkers game, and guess what ? It's working now again. Just wanted to let everyone know. Thanks to who ever got it up and running.

Stephen Foreman · 1 December 2015 - 15:00
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Spent over two hours on the phone with Microsft tech support yesterday morning trying to solve the game server problem. They are clueless, as usual. They went through all the same troubleshooting steps that I had done previously and then wanted to reinstall Windows. I showed them this site and all the problems that other people were having, but they couldn't grasp the idea that if many people are having the problem, it's probably not a problem with my specific system. Microsoft tech support is arguably the WORST bunch of idiots I've run in to. They have no clue what the problem is, but I can almost promise that it has something to do with the automatic updates last Tuesday morning. I've set mine not to install automatically until I've had a chance to look at what they're updating. Sigh...

Michael Jones · 1 December 2015 - 14:48
· · Firefox 40.0 on Windows


Jeffrey Ortiz · 1 December 2015 - 03:41
· · Firefox 42.0 on Windows

Does anyone have any info on why the internet games have been down for over 5 days?

Clement Desmedt · 30 November 2015 - 22:43
· · Firefox 42.0 on Windows

I play Backgammon daily and for more than a month it does not work thanks Microsoft

Bill Markey · 30 November 2015 - 17:51
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

All Windows 7 internet games not available for 5 days now,....quite unacceptable.

Jason Hawkins · 29 November 2015 - 19:08
· · Chrome 46.0 on Android

Yes we can't update windows 7 on 2 pcs or either connect backgammon or checkers games online on 2 pcs

Dennis Womac · 29 November 2015 - 17:48
· · Firefox 42.0 on Windows

Did some searching...All the so called free games for PC, are free, but the catch is, you have to upgrade to windows 10. WTF is that all abput ??? I do believe they are pissing down our backs, and calling it rain...

Paul Rainha · 29 November 2015 - 11:47
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

The internet spades hasn't worked for me since last Wed. so don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.

Yolanda So · 29 November 2015 - 06:35
· · Firefox 42.0 on Windows

Trying to play Backgammon..getting a network error occurred whiile communicating with the game server.... its been this way for several days...

Mary Auffhammer · 28 November 2015 - 20:47
· · Firefox 42.0 on Windows

Haven't been able to access the game server since Wednesday....come on Microsoft.....

Kevin Kennedy · 28 November 2015 - 15:44
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

lot of problems with my game server always down please fix this problem

Dennis Womac · 28 November 2015 - 03:16
· · Firefox 42.0 on Windows

Man o man, why isn't the server better taken cae of. You like selling the software, but lack in the upkeep...

Sabrina Ray-Zannino · 27 November 2015 - 04:15
· · Firefox 42.0 on Windows

WTF Microsoft! Get it together! Get halfway thru ordering and you keep freaking crashing. UGH!

Samantha Rae Smith · 19 November 2015 - 22:50
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

I can get into my account, but the payment options page times out. I can't change my card info.

Jenny Benfield · 4 November 2015 - 07:05
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

I can't get it to update Windows. It won't load up any links (trying to resolve why Word keeps crashing) .

Molly Elizabeth Epps · 27 October 2015 - 10:35
· · Chrome 42.0 on Windows

i can not even access my email through a desk top or phone my x box live account is down every time i try to sign in i get timed out

LindaAnne Campbell · 24 October 2015 - 11:03
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

I managed to access my email account, only to be displayed with a message "For security reasons we are asking you to choose a new password. This might be because you were issued this account with a temporary password." Anyone think this is a little strange? Or any cause for concern? Thanks in advance

Rikke Petersen · 24 October 2015 - 10:50
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

microsoft is down for me too, not the main site, i need to reset my password but i can't, I get a time out both for that, and for support.

Leigh Scott · 24 October 2015 - 10:47
· · Firefox 41.0 on Windows

same issue, cannot log in to account or change password. also when i do try change password i get the connection failed page

Jakki Giles · 24 October 2015 - 10:13
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

me too, can't change my password, just get web page unavailable but curiously I have received a porno email from my own email address, can't block it because you can't block your own email address, am a bit concerned

Amanda King · 24 October 2015 - 09:54
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

trying to reset password for hotmail, get webpage unavailable message and ERR_CONNECTION_RESET. Really frustrating!

Christopher Batts · 24 October 2015 - 09:06
· · Android Browser 4.0 on Android

So Microsoft is down "just for me", including the only password reset option? Funny, rest of the web works fine for me...

Helen Bozzo · 12 October 2015 - 15:09
· · Firefox 41.0 on Windows

trying to play backgammon and I keep getting a server error. error code 0x80041004

Projex Sold · 26 September 2015 - 17:16
· · Chrome 45.0 on Android

The answer desk operator said there systems are down, we can not download updates for the next two days and they can not remote to people's pc's at the moment to aid users only give advice.

Shirley Loar-DiFeo · 13 September 2015 - 19:17
· · Safari 8.0 on iPhone

Can't log on its not taking my password & password is correct. Pls help !!

Rob Daily · 8 September 2015 - 09:06
· · Android Browser 4.0 on Android

Microsoft has CRASHED... JUST NOW....there is nobody able to connect to LIVE... Of ALL my friends....

Coal Akida · 23 August 2015 - 04:39
· · Chrome 44.0 on Mac

was not able to activate office 2013 as the activataion window never showed, what happening..

Chris Ingram · 28 August 2014 - 07:52
United States · Time Warner Cable · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

All Microsoft web sites are not accessible at this time. All give "Page Cannot be Displayed". I am unable to ping any Microsoft website. Any other website is accessible.

Dalma Sechs DalmatinerSechs · 10 July 2014 - 04:56
Germany · Vodafone DSL · Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows

seems to be down right now. neither nor Respons on Poing.

Brooklyn Houston · 6 July 2014 - 14:56
United Kingdom · Sky Broadband · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

i just got a new windows phone and when i set up my microsort acount it lets me through but then pops up saying my password is incorect but it lets me through the first time also it wont let me down load anything

Willy Cunningham · 24 June 2014 - 12:21
United States · Orbitel Communications · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Our MS email service has been down all day. Our company can not send or receive emails today. Our sales force can not sale today because of this problem with MS. Lots of $$$$ lost today!!!

R Russell Last · 24 June 2014 - 10:55
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Our firm uses MS email services in conjunction w/ our Office 365. Can't send or receive email for last 90 minutes.

Larry Tucker · 19 April 2014 - 19:11
United States · BWTelcom

When I try to recover my email password the Microsoft servers are down. Can someone help?

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