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Microsoft Revives Hotmail After Catastropic Outage
by Brandon Dimmel

Just because they're the biggest software company in the world and, at the very least a heavy-hitter in the webosphere, Microsoft doesn't always have all the answers. The Redmond-based firm is struggling to determine exactly why millions of Hotmail users were recently barred from accessing their accounts.

Although the problem has since been fixed, for several hours earlier this week about 80 million Hotmail users were unable to log in to their email or instant messaging accounts. The issue affected Hotmail fans around the world early yesterday afternoon, UK time.

According to Microsoft, a few users were still without access the next day. In a statement, the company revealed, "Yesterday, an issue began that has caused some consumers worldwide to experience difficulty logging in to their Windows Live ID accounts...This issue has since been resolved and normal operations have been restored to all customers." Not much new information there. (Source:




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