As announced in the July Service Update, the Microsoft Online Customer Portal is scheduled to be offline for upgrades and planned maintenance.
The portal will be offline on Friday, July 10 from 14:00 to 17:30 Pacific Daylight Time (21:00 to 00:30 GMT). During this downtime, organizations will not be able to set up trial accounts, buy subscriptions, or modify current subscriptions. This downtime will not affect the availability of an organization's online services, so users can continue to access them as normal.
Watch the comments section of this blog post for updates on the availability of the Microsoft Online Customer Portal.
Is the downtime applicable to EMEA and APAC too?
Yes, the MOCP downtime affects all regions -- North America, EMEA, and APAC.
Reminder, this downtime affects only the ability to set up trial accounts, buy subscriptions, or modify current subscriptions. Your ability to access the Microsoft Online Administration Center (MOAC) and use the services in the Business Productivity Online Suite is unaffected by the MOCP downtime.
Hope this is helpful.
The upgrades and maintenance of the Microsoft Online Customer Portal are complete. The portal went online earlier this evening, and all testing and validation of the production system is now complete.