Microsoft recovering from seven-hour long Outlook.com outage

Microsoft’s Outlook.com webmail service has been suffering from sporadic outages for over seven hours today. The issues around 10AM ET, affecting Outlook.com, the People address book of the mail service, and Microsoft’s soon-to-be-renamed SkyDrive cloud storage service. The SkyDrive issues were resolved after around four hours, and the software maker now says, after seven hours of issues, that it has identified a solution to the Outlook.com problem. It has “brought most services back online,” according to a recent status message. “The rest of services are being brought up gradually.” Microsoft warns that mobile access to Outlook.com is still experiencing issues.

The outages seem to have been widespread and sporadic for Outlook.com…

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