Azure DevOps was down yesterday due to an Azure Front Door (AFD) related issue. Today, Microsoft has been experiencing a series of “Service Disruptions” with Azure DevOps in the United States and Europe geographic regions affecting the Boards, Repos, Pipelines and Test Plans services. This makes me wonder if there’s some bigger issue going on with Azure Front Door that is affecting Azure DevOps and other services. At the time of writing this I am unable to access the Azure Status page as it appears to be down right now too.



Series of Azure DevOps Outages

Instead of the usual outage timeline, since Microsoft is experiencing a series of outages of Azure DevOps today, let’s just list out what the different outages are. Below is a list of each of the outages Azure DevOps has experienced on October 7, 2020.

Related: Yesterday (October 6, 2020), Microsoft experienced an Azure DevOps outage due to an Azure Front Door issue that caused the services to be disrupted for approximately 3 hours.

Below is the list of Azure DevOps outages and service disruptions for October 7, 2020. The information below was retrieved from the Azure DevOps Status website history of events.

October 7, 2020 18:49 UTC – Networking Outage

Services Affected: Boards, Repos, Pipelines, Test Plans
Geography: United States

Final Update – 2020-10-7 20:06 UTC

The issue is now fully mitigated. This was due to a networking issues that has since been resolved. We apologize for the impact this had on our customers.


Update – 2020-10-7 19:17 UTC

We currently are experiencing a networking outage. Our engineers are working to understand and mitigate the issue as soon as possible.

Initial Communication – 2020-10-7 18:50 UTC

Our engineers are currently investigating an event impacting Azure DevOps. The event is being triaged and we will post an update as soon as we know more.

View status here

October 7, 2020 15:16 UTC – High Volume of Events Being Processed

Services Affected: Boards, Repos, Pipelines, Test Plans
Geography: United States

Final Update – 2020-10-7 16:42 UTC

The issue is now fully mitigated. Our engineers will be investigating this further to learn from and reduce the risk of why we weren’t processing events quick enough. We apologize for the impact this had on our customers.

Initial Communication – 2020-10-7 16:17 UTC

Our engineers are currently investigating an event impacting Azure DevOps. The event is being triaged and we will post an update as soon as we know more.

View status here

October 7, 2020 02:56 UTC – Availability Degradation

Services Affected: Boards, Repos, Pipelines, Test Plans
Geography: Europe

Final update – 2020-10-07 03:14 UTC

The issue is now fully mitigated. Our engineers will be investigating this further to learn from and reduce the risk of potential recurrences. We apologize for the impact this had on our customers.

Initial Communication – 2020-10-07 02:57 UTC

Our engineers are currently investigating an event impacting Azure DevOps. The event is being triaged and we will post an update as soon as we know more.

View status here


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