Hotmail and Outlook outages anger everyone in 1998
Most of the modern world will have missed the fact that, lately, there's been a lot of outages with Microsoft's new Outlook and Hotmail services. The main abacus server has lost some beads and the man who powers the push notifications by coal has probably died.
For those of you who still call Snickers 'Marathons' and are wearing Global Hypercolor t-shirts, you've been complaining that you can't access your email through these decrepit channels.
The outages occurred in the last 24 hours and Microsoft admitted a problem last night, and said fixing the problem is taking "longer than expected." Tens of people are said to be mildly inconvenienced by all this and have been using their Excite! accounts for back-up and complaining on their LiveJournals.
"We apologise for the length interruption in service," the company added, and vowed to have this sorted by lunchtime in the UK.
Amusingly, Microsoft launched Outlook.com in February calling it "a vision for modern email." All the Hotmail email accounts will be migrated to this new services as the months go on. Meanwhile, everyone else has a Gmail account or a Mac address.