Microsoft services have recovered after tens of thousands of users reported its products, including Outlook and Teams, had stopped working.

The company tweeted that its "impacted services have recovered and remain stable". Downdetector, which tracks website outages, showed dwindling numbers of users reporting problems.

Microsoft blamed the outage on a change it made to its "Wide Area Network", which had now been "resolved"

Wednesday's problems affected a range of widely used Microsoft products. Services including Teams and Xbox Live were also reported as not working.

Microsoft said cloud computing service Azure also experienced problems which affected "a subset of users".

The service provides computing power to many other businesses, some of which reported they were facing problems as a result.