Microsoft Azure customers should see their apps that rely on Microsoft’s cloud service start to come back online after the company suffered an outage earlier this evening. The Azure service status page shows that Microsoft has applied a patch to a smorgasbord of services, including Storage, Websites, Visual Studio, Machine Learning, Stream Analytics and Active Directory.
In addition to Azure’s outage, the Xbox Live status page shows that the Social, Gaming, TV, Music and Video services are “limited” at the moment. Microsoft is working on a fix for those issues as well.
The outage came at about the worst possible time for Microsoft’s gaming customers, since this is prime time for people who are coming home from work or school and want to kick back in front of their consoles.
Update: The Xbox Live status page now says that the service is back up and running.