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Ingeborg Hawighorst
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blogs.office.com disappeared

Hello, can anyone tell me what happened to blogs.office.com? The URL now redirects to the Microsoft home page and none of my saved links to blog posts work anymore. The RSS feed last updated on Friday 29-Sep, but none of the links in the RSS messages work.

 

What's happening?

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Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

there is a cached version on google,  but all links have been redirected:
https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:o5v4QKhGBgkJ:https://blogs.office.com/en-us/+&...

 

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

They (Microsoft) could at least have warned us about this. "This" as in the TechCommunity will take over the blogs, probably.
I have a few internal posts that linked directly there :(

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An official update would be good. I always treated Office Blogs as ‘anchor’ announcements with the blogs here as ‘technical’ ones. A farewell blog would have been good with a placeholder at the original site. Microsoft did massively great work here over Ignite. I’m hoping this is a glitch or a misstep.

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It might happen they are having problems with the platform where Blogs.com is hosted...I don't think Microsoft is going to shut them down....adding here @Anna Chu @Brian Levenson @Michael Holste

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Agreed,but there are lots of channels to let us know: here, Twitter etc.

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That's strange being unannounced and all.  Hopefully, someone will let us all know what's going on soon, maybe it's just a technical issue rather than anything bigger.   Incidentally, it wasn't so long ago, that the Office Blogs had a new design and everything.

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https://blogs.office.com is working for me. Let me know if you are still seeing it down.

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John you are spot on. Office Blogs = Tier 1 announcements for all audiences. Tech Community Blogs = more technical content and guidance, not as polished but provides all the detail you need tailored to technical audiences.

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Not working here still.  I have tried different browsers and networks, it still redirects to the Microsoft homepage.  

 

I have tried a number of URL redirection tools like this one and they say there is a redirection on the site.  Maybe there is more to it, like a regional factor, which would explain why the site is loading fine for you.  I'm just guessing really!

 

Redirection.png

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

same as Cian here. Redirects to https://www.microsoft.com/de-at/?wa=wsignin1.0 for me (EUROPE Region here)
Solution

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

Hi All - the blog site is down right now, not planned, and we are working on it as we speak.

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Should be back online now, sorry for the trouble!

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Thanks for the update Jeff, it's appreciated.

 

Update - Same as @John Wynne still not working here, site redirected.

 

Update 2 - Unlike @Nuno Silva, still not working in the UK. 

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Still down for me today.

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It's online now at Europe, many thanks !

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

Hi Cian,

 

In Portugal is working, maybe some replication still ongoing.

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

Still not working for me in New Zealand.

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

And me also ... I'm in New Zealand as well.

 

Note: Also www.microsoft.com is also not working.

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

From the blogs menu item above and then click Office blog on the right it goes to here:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/bg-p/Office365Blog

Which works, but the shortcut blogs.office.com gives an access denied and reroutes to www.microsoft.com.

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Still not working here in Austria (EUROPE) - being again redirected to microsoft.com

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I see a DNS issue flash up before it redirects to the Microsoft home page.

 

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Still not working for me. I am located in Bangalore.

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Still not working from the UK.

 

Definitely seems like a geo issue, whether that's something in front of the site like DNS, CDN, load balancing, proxy, something like that perhaps.  Another tool shows this in action:

 

GeoScreenshot 2 - Office Blogs.png

 

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Still unavailable for me in Canada...

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

Working now, thanks for resolving this.

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

Good to see it back!

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

Thanks all - please let us know if you are still experiencing issues.

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

Showing fine now in NZ. Thanks!!

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Yep all good for me also

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All good for me now! Thanks @Anna!

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I'm still having a problem with the RSS feed. It's updating the xml, but Innoreader hasn't been able to read it in weeks. There's a lot of errors on feed validator too. I'm subscribing to https://blogs.office.com/en-us/feed/.

http://www.feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=https%3A%2F%2Fblogs.office.com%2Fen-us%2Ffeed%2F

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Same here: problems with the RSS feed.

cc @Anna Chu @Jeff Medford

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

We're looking into it - will get back to you.

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

Thanks Anna! I've reached out to the Inoreader team too and they're looking into it from their end as well. Their last response was that "At first glance it looks like they don't "like" our useragent."

https://forum.inoreader.com/topic/12026-office-blogs-not-reading/

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FWIW, MS Outlook feed reader is working fine again now.

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

Inoreader appears to work again too.

Re: blogs.office.com disappeared

Working for me too, thanks all!
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