Category Archives: Cloud

Atlassian has fixed the Jira/Confluence outage and data loss

[German]Quick announcement for the weekend. Atlassian has fixed the Jira/Confluence outage that has existed since early April 2022 and the accompanying data loss for various customers. At the same time, the vendor revealed some details about the issue. Advertising

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Atlassian: Jira-/Confluence outage affects customers since April 5, 2022

[German]Atlassian's Jira platform, popular with many companies, has been down for what seems like hours. This is causing trouble for all customers who need access to the Atlassian Jira Bug System. There, information about security problems and other sensitive details … Continue reading

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Authentication service OKTA hacked by Lapsus$?

[German]Extremely unpleasant story if the whole thing turns out to be true. According to a report, the provider OKTA is investigating a possible hack. Okta is a provider of authentication services in the cloud, so a successful hack could have … Continue reading

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Major Apple iCloud outage: Calendar, iMessages, iTunes, TV (March 21, 2022)

[German]Apple is currently (March 21, 2022, 18:00 CET) experiencing a major disruption of its cloud services,  that is probably affecting the entire world. Many Apple services from the cloud such as iCloud Calendar, iCloud Mail, iTunes Store, Apple Music, Radio … Continue reading

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Outlook.com: "Sync Email" settings error "Unable to load these settings. Please try again later."(March 2022)

[Geman]A brief article about Microsoft's Outlook.com: There is a problem for users who want to collect mails from other email providers via Outlook.com. The feature in question has not been usable for some time now, with an error message stating … Continue reading

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IT crisis: Russia to run out of storage space in 2 months

[German]The international sanctions against Russia are forced a withdrawal of US cloud providers, who are cancelling services for Russian customers. Now an IT crisis is looming in Russia, because the country is running out of storage for data. In an … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office 2021/365: AutoSave only in the cloud

[German]Frequent users of Microsoft Office 2021 and Office 365 have probably already noticed this. The AutoSave function now only saves files from Word, Excel and PowerPoint in the cloud (on OneDrive or SharePoint). A local storage is probably no longer … Continue reading

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Multi-cloud security and compliance – challenges and best practices

[German]Companies are heading to the cloud. This often involves multiple cloud providers. Multi-cloud strategies further complicate cloud security and compliance, as controls and policies must be applied consistently across multiple cloud environments. IT security firm Orca Security looked at cloud … Continue reading

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admin.microsoft.com and Office 365 Admin Center down (Feb. 3, 2022)

[German]Microsoft's admin.microsoft.com sub-domain is down, which means that many admin centers for Microsoft services (Office 365, etc.) are no longer accessible. Here is a quick overview of what is known so far. Addendum: It seems to affect Europe, Middle East … Continue reading

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Exchange Online down? (January 17, 2022)

Exchange Online has been down on January 17, 2022, where users have problems accessing their Exchange Online mailboxes and calendars. It seems to affect mainly the regions Australia, North America and Japan. But I also got reports from Europe and … Continue reading

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