Microsoft Teams admin center has been down for a number of users on September 17, primarily in the United States and Europe, for at least one hour. Users have posted they’re unable to access Microsoft Teams admin center with error FAILED_TO_GET_ECS or “something has happened”.
“I am having trouble logging into the Teams admin center right now. Is it down at the moment? Getting an error code FAILED_TO_GET_ECS,” one user posted on Twitter and there are several such complaints on Reddit.
Fortunately, Microsoft officials posted that they’re aware of issues with Microsoft Teams admin center and they’ll mitigate the issue soon while users continue to report problems.
In a statement, Microsoft has confirmed that they’re “investigating an issue where some customers are unable to access the Teams admin center”.
As per an update posted at 8:26 am EST, Microsoft is currently still investigating the reports and the tech giant will share more details soon.
“Some admins may be unable to access the Microsoft Teams admin center. We’re investigating a potential issue with the Microsoft Teams admin center. We’ll provide an update within 30 minutes,” the company said.
Update: Microsoft says the impact related to this problem is now resolved. Additional details will be provided in your admin center.
With many assigned to work remotely this morning and plus numerous industry events being moved to virtual, there’s no good time for Microsoft Teams portal to be down. We’ll update this article when more details are available.
Microsoft Teams’ upcoming improvements
In related news, Microsoft appears to be working on a new feature that will give users better control over privacy by allowing them to disable messages previews during the meetings.
To facilitate this feature, Microsoft says it will add a new setting called “Show message preview” to help you easily turn off or on messages preview. In addition, Microsoft has also confirmed that users will be allowed to configure native notifications on Windows 10 and macOS.
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