Microsoft has provided a root cause analysis for the service interruption experienced on 06/11/2017 between 19:33 UTC and 21:07 UTC which resulted in connectivity problems affecting the US North data centre.
The interruption was caused by a problem that arose during a planned maintenance activity to increase capacity within the data centre. Microsoft’s monitoring systems detected the problem however automatic rollback of the configuration change did not restore connectivity. Following further investigations, a manual rollback was performed by Microsoft's engineers and service was then restored.
As a result of this incident, Microsoft will: