Some users reporting Microsoft Office 365 access issues

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A few days after launching its consumer-facing Office 365 offering, Microsoft is experiencing an Office 365 outage affecting some users in the U.S. and possibly elsewhere.

Some users began reporting around 8:30 a.m. ET via Twitter and the Office 365 Community Forums that they could not access their hosted Exchange mail and Lync unified communications offerings, which are hosted in Microsoft datacenters. They also said they were not getting  updated status information via the Office 365 health dashboard.

I asked Microsoft officials for an update as to what's happening around 10 a.m. ET on February 1. No word back so far. As of 10:15 a.m. ET, I am seeing reports that some users are now able to access their Office 365 services.