Re: I'm in Texas
nobody disputes that the area covered by Texas is larger (nearly 3 times larger) than the area covered by the UK. But it kind of overlooks the fact that has less than half the population of the UK.
Microsoft use distributed locations to host their authentication servers - so different people in different places will authenticate to different servers - is that too much to grasp?
Obviously this was not a global outage - it was an issue with some of the authentication servers in some locations - thereby affecting some users.