Hotmail Down!

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Jan 26th


Reports from users across the web that hotmail.com and outlook.com are down. Currently the services have been offline for around 15 minutes.

This doesn’t bode well for large cloud installation, when one of the biggest, and up til now most respected services on the web goes down. Critical infrastructure failure, such as power or phone lines would normally have a regional impact, but huge cloud providers like Microsoft now impact millions of customers.

The major browsers are saying you should not trust the hotmail site, as the DNS entry is pointing at AIRBNB, no you have not been hacked, it is a DNS configuration issue.

Sort out your stuff Microsoft!

UPDATE: It seems a rouge DNS entry is responsible for the Hotmail problems, once the updates have propagated through the web access should be all good again.

STATUS: You can check the current status here: https://status.live.com/

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