Microsoft’s OneDrive is currently experiencing some server-related issues. OneDrive appears to be down for many people on Sunday afternoon (UTC). Users are getting an error message when they try to open the site.

As of now, the bug is affecting OneDrive users in the US, UK, European countries, India and Mexico. The website that tracks the downtime of Microsoft services revealed that the OneDrive outage is widespread.

Microsoft has acknowledged the bug affecting OneDrive users and the company is actively investigating the reported issues. Microsoft has also confirmed that the next status update will be released at 7:00 PM UTC.

“Users may be unable to access the OneDrive web application located at OneDrive. Affected users may encounter an error which states, “Sorry, an error has occurred”. While we’re focused on remediation, users may be able to access their files using the desktop or mobile clients as alternative methods. We’re analyzing system logs to determine the source of the issue,” confirms Microsoft.

The outage of OneDrive is being actively tracked by independent site Down Detector, where users have reported the issues. Since Microsoft has started restoring access, OneDrive will be back in a couple of hours.

  • John Rawls Fan

    Unbelievable, simply unbelievable! Shame on MS managers, who do not seem to have the faintest idea about redundancy

    • Leandro

      LOL

    • Leandro

      Someone probably put some crap up to the production server and committed. I would love to know the name of this fool that certainly will be fired.

      • John Rawls Fan

        I’m afraid he won’t be. Decisions about reundancy are supervised by middle and top managers, and since MS is full of managers just able to have …. “connections”, they won’t be fired. Such issues are the result of the MS yes-men recruitment policy

  • Jorge Miguel Frankon

    I just want to comment that here in Argentina, South America, we have the same problem with Onedrive. Thank you.

    • Leandro

      Here in Brazil we are experiencing the same issue to.

  • John Rawls Fan

    On their website, portal dot office dot
    com /servicestatus, a ticket about this issue reads “OneDrive web
    application issue” while everybody of us knows the issue is the home
    page can not be retrieved via a web browser, no matter which nor under
    which OS. It’s the opposite: the OneDrive app is the only thing working!
    OMG! At MS, they’re not even able to fill a trouble ticket! How the hell do they hire and train people?

    • Leandro

      I thought exactly the same here.

    • Brad Wilson

      The ticket description is accurate. “Web Application” is a technical term for a website. They should probably just use plain English and call it a website, but hey, why make things simpler?

      • John Rawls Fan

        Thank you for trying to answer me. However, maybe I’m a bit fussy, but a web application is e.g. online Powerpoint, web mail, or any web page which behaves like an application. Here, the problem is well before, related to the Onedrive home page, which we can’t access, so it must be referred as a failure in accessing a web page, no matter if that page, once you can access it, lets you use some web applications or read a newspaper or pricing lists of some products.

        • Brad Wilson

          I’ll grant you that I’m being overly general in that statement, but these days the lines are very blurry between a “website” and a “web app”; almost all websites have some kind of logic that would technically classify them as “applications that are accessed via web browsers”. We could debate the definition until the cows come home, but in this context I think it’s pretty clear that “web application” refers to the onedrive web-based service, which is clearly quite a complex interactive web application.

          • John Rawls Fan

            I see your point. Well, I’d bet we’ve st. better than debating about it until the cows are home, time to go to work, and the cow farm …. ooops, the server farm is up again. Have a nice day

  • Iain Simpson

    I think this is a Major outage, still out in Canada and many other areas around the world, and seems MS having issues getting this resolved.

  • John Rawls Fan

    Now it is up again in Piedmont, Italy. Login was successful, as I expected, since the problem was before login phase