With the business world settling down to the realities of remote working, some online services are struggling, with Microsoft Teams being the prominent victim after falling over for European users last night.

As reported by The Register, Teams began buckling under the strain for Belgian and UK users with North American-based subscribers suffering ‘messaging-related functionality problems’ later in the day.

It is unclear if any Australian users were affected.

Currently, Microsoft service status is not reporting any problems with the service and a spokesperson told Information Age, “We’ve taken steps to address an issue that a subset of our customers may have experienced. Our engineering teams continue to actively monitor performance and usage trends.”

Teams, designed to compete the Slack messaging service, had an embarassing outage last month when an expired security certificate saw the Microsoft product go offline for three hours.

Along with being a competitor to Slack, Microsoft is also migrating Office365 users across to Teams ahead of Skype for Business, previously known as Lync, being shut down next year as part of the software giant’s ‘new vision for intelligent communications’.

Microsoft wasn’t alone in struggling with demand. The Register also reported online conferencing services Zoom, Webex and Google Hangouts all suffering service problems.

In Australia, the NBN is bracing itself for a traffic surge as universities move to online courses, medicos move to telehealth and companies including ANZ Bank and Telstra send thousands of staff home to work.

As of publication, there had been no public complaints about NBN performance or outages.

Information Age has approached NBN Co for comment on how its network is performing today.