https://www.msofficessetup.comAll the talk about the major outage at Facebook overwhelmed the news that Microsoft had connection troubles of their own.

The six hours offline at Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp rightly attracted all the attention.  It wasn’t just an inconvenience but crippling for many businesses that rely on Facebook to connect to customers. Sites that use Facebook’s login service were also in trouble.<a href=""></a>

Even some Facebook staff could not get to work because the digital access cards were linked to the same internal systems.

The problem was fixed by staff physically going to their Santa Clara, CA data center and doing a “manual reset”.  In other words, they turned the computers off then on again!  An oldie but a goodie.

There was a rumor about that the Facebook staff had to use an angle grinder to cut into the server cage to reach the computers (because the access cards weren’t working).  Sadly, that wasn’t true but, oh how we wish it was.