VS 2015 suddenly fails with 'unexpected error and cant contact the Microsoft account service' RRS feed

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  • Yesterday (27 Jan 2016) we had no problems building + uploading apps to our Dev Centre account.

    Other days its been fine as well

    Today (28th Jan 2016) Visual Studio 2015 reports

    "Visual Studio encountered an unexpected error and can't contact the Microsoft account service."

    when we attempt anything that involved connecting to Dev Centre account from inside VS.

    Normal web access appears fine. VS account seems ok. VS licence seems ok.

    Weve tried the hack of the devenv.exe.config file suggested elsewhere, that does not change above.

    We note that others are reporting they seeing the same problem...

    Getting pretty frustrated with the whole 'login 1000000's of time' security codes every 5 seconds plan...

    Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:45 AM


  • Everything is working now. It seems that was an Microsoft issue, that was fixed.


    • Marked as answer by bbjbbj Friday, January 29, 2016 8:41 AM
    Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 AM

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