They say every cloud has a silver lining but that's not strictly true. At the moment Microsoft's Outlook is facing some stormy weather.
Many organisations are racing to shift their applications to the cloud, only to find the cloud providers are having their own problems with availability and security.
Organisations moving to the cloud, need to pay more attention to how their cloud providers are handling confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA).
Microsoft has confirmed that some users of its email service Outlook are unable to send email or access their accounts. Hundreds from around Europe have commented on the website Downdetector that they have been affected by the problem - many since Monday morning. One common issue seems to be that sent emails remain in the drafts folder and are not being delivered to recipients.