[nexa] Microsoft Teams goes down as Europe starts working from home

Giacomo Tesio giacomo at tesio.it
Mon Mar 16 17:02:57 CET 2020


As millions of people across Europe choose to work remotely rather
than head into the office in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, a
widely-used communication and collaboration tool that allows workers
to have video meetings, chat, and share files has gone down.

Microsoft Teams posted on its Twitter support account that it was
aware that users were experiencing problems using the service:

    We’re investigating messaging-related functionality problems
within Microsoft Teams. Please refer to TM206544 in your admin center
for further details.

Obviously this is hardly the ideal time for Microsoft Teams to go down.

Tweets from Microsoft Teams users

As more and more businesses tell their workers not to travel into the
office, and more schools switch to teaching pupils online, we’re
likely to see more internet services stumble as they attempt to handle
the sudden increased usage.

And don’t forget – the teams at those companies providing the internet
services are likely to have their own workers logging in remotely,
trying to fix systems via the laptop on their dining room table.

Strange days indeed.

    Northern Line train at 08.00 this morning. Driver has just
reminded us: “All passengers to keep 6 feet apart”.

    — Robert Howard (@ProfRobHoward) March 16, 2020

Update: Some users are now reporting that Microsoft Teams services
have returned to normal.


Ulteriore aggiornamento: io confermo che Microsoft Teams NON sta
funzionando in questo momento per alcuni utenti. Per altri sì.

Si tratta di una delle tante idiozie che il coronavirus sta
smascherando: il cloud dei GAFAM è centralizzato, e NON scala
all'infinito, checché ne dica il marketing (cui qualsiasi ingegnere
competente non darebbe alcun credito... ma cosa volete... è merce

I sistemi distribuiti, invece, scalano quanto serve.

Le scuole non hanno bisogno di Google Classroom, Edmodo, Teams, Zoom etc...
Hanno bisogno di server in loco, in grado di supportare il carico
necessario e non di più.
(ed in grado di rappresentare un'infrastruttura informatica
riconvertibile in casi di emergenza inattesi)


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