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Microsoft Teams outage hits thousands of users, reveals Downdetector

Microsoft Teams outage: Microsoft's Teams app services were down for thousands of users on Friday, according to outage tracking website

| Updated on: Jan 27 2024, 14:59 IST
AI boost: 4 ways Copilot in Microsoft Teams improves meetings, hikes productivity
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1/5 Microsoft’s AI tool named Copilot has introduced various new features to Microsoft Teams since its launch. Over eight months duration, Copilot features have been beneficial to carrying out several business tasks and it improves the way we conduct meetings on Microsoft Teams. Know the four ways Copilot improves meetings in Teams. (Microsoft )
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2/5 To retain the meeting's privacy or confidentiality, Copilot will enable users to keep no transcript of the conversation after the meeting. It means that the meeting admin and organizers will have a "no transcription" option which will allow them to ask Copilot questions during the meeting, however, after the meeting is concluded, the no data interaction with the AI tools will be saved.  (Microsoft)
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3/5 Copilot’s compose box writing assistance will enable users to draft messages in chat, meeting chat or channel. Microsoft Teams users can utilize this feature to rewrite the message, adjust the tone to be casual, professional, and confident, or simply modify the message before you send it.  (Microsoft)
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4/5 Copilot in Microsoft Teams enables users to keep tabs on what's important in the Chat and channels. The tool simply filters information which will enable users to stay updated without reading through the whole chats. Copilot effortlessly highlights key decisions and open items from the long discussions. (Microsoft)
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5/5 Users can also ask  Copilot to highlight key information from a channel post-conversation. Giving simple prompts such as your task list or key discussion points can be asked and then the tool will summarize the information along with citations based on your prompts. (Microsoft)
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Thousands of Microsoft Teams app users were hit by an outage on Friday, Downdetector reported. (AP)

Microsoft Teams outage: Microsoft's Teams app services were down for thousands of users on Friday, according to outage tracking website There were more than 13,000 incidents of people reporting issues with the messaging platform, according to Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources including user-submitted errors on its platform.

"We've completed the failover in the EMEA region and service telemetry is showing some improvement. The failovers for the North and South America regions are ongoing and we continue to monitor," Microsoft said in a post on social media platform X.


Microsoft Teams services were restored on Saturday after a disruption blocked access to the messaging platform.

"After extended monitoring and mitigation efforts, we've confirmed that our Microsoft Teams service and features have been restored or have returned to optimal health," Microsoft said in its post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

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First Published Date: 27 Jan, 00:19 IST