For anyone trying to get onto MSFS today and getting "Connect to Internet" messages or similar error messages before MSFS fails to load or crashes to desktop, this is apparently due to the servers being down at Microsoft/Xbox. What good is a simulator we buy and addons that we buy when we can't use it at our convenience?
Make the other simulators look like a good alternative. I think I'll keep my P3D around for just this reason. The only thing is I don't want to have to keep buying aircraft for 2 simulators. At least I can fly our group flights with P3D if things aren't working by then - or again then.