Hotmail? Hotfail more like...
Microsoft are a little on the beleaguered side at the moment. Sure, their operating system is still super popular, but every time they try and diversify, they seem to come unstuck.
And for those who still have Hotmail accounts (really?), they found that they couldn't access their emails (and other Microsoft services) after millions worldwide fell victim to Microsoft's "cloud" major technical failure.
Apparently, the was related to the Domain Name System. They said on their twitter feed:
“Preliminary root cause suggests a DNS issue”
Thrilling stuff, eh? This debacle lasted for at least two-and-a-half hours. That equates to a millennia in internet time. Think of all those lonely men who were desperate to view the n00dz that had been sent to them by unsuspecting minors.
Also hit was Office 365, Microsoft’s subscription-only rival to Google Apps. That only went live earlier this year, and this is the second major failure this past 4 weeks.
Microsoft are a bit rubbish aren't they?