If you've been unable to connect to Microsoft's services, you're not alone. Microsoft is suffering through an outage that has taken down Outlook, Microsoft Teams, and others. If you are connected, don't be tempted to disconnect just to see what's going on, Microsoft warns. The Microsoft 365 service page, showing the status of Microsoft's business services, notes that Microsoft Teams may also be affected, along with its related services. Microsoft's Twitter account noted the outage at 2:44 p.m. PT, claiming then that it was "investigating an issue affecting access to multiple Microsoft 365 services."
Security is about keeping people out of your account, whereas privacy is about controlling the information you share with Microsoft and the wider world. The two fields do have some crossover--limiting the personal details you put online, for example, can make it harder for other people to impersonate you on the web. But Microsoft itself is also recording your online behavior. To see Microsoft's available privacy options, open your online account page and click Privacy. From this page, you can delete the information that Microsoft has been collecting about you.
While the event name is pretty cryptic, Microsoft's event on Wednesday will certainly reveal some major updates to the Windows 10 and the company's lineup of Surface devices, and likely much more. If you want in on the action, we got you covered. The New York event starts at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, but if you didn't get an invite, you can watch the proceedings unfold below. You can always watch at Microsoft's website.