2 March 2023

MAPS: trouble free working with Microsoft 365

Trouble free working with MAPS

At the end of January an outage hit users of Microsoft products worldwide, including Teams and Outlook. In Germany alone, there were thousands of incident reports. For most companies, secure and stable use of the Microsoft 365 tools is essential, allowing smooth workflows and the delivery of time-critical tasks.

For a Cologne-based law firm, speed is one of the key factors. Thanks to a premium connection to the Microsoft network via the Microsoft Azure Peering Service (MAPS), the users at the law firm did not experience any impact from the outage and were able to provide services without any loss of productivity.

Direct connection to Microsoft cloud services

The law firm is using the service via DE-CIX partner EnBITCon GmbH. Through our partners, enterprises who do not have their own ASN are able to enjoy the benefits of a prioritized and secure Microsoft connection in the form of MAPS.

The service, developed together by DE-CIX and Microsoft, provides highly reliable and optimized Internet connectivity to Microsoft's cloud services. It improves user experience by offering the shortest network path from the customer location to the nearest edge PoP in the Microsoft network.