Microsoft has had a rough time this week when it comes to outages with Azure, the Windows Store and even Bing being knocked offline which is an alarming trend the company can't afford to continue.
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Microsoft's Cloud platform, Azure, has been hit with another widespread outage that is impacting customers across the globe.
Facebook has stopped loading across the globe and currently the reasons for the outage are not known, so if you are wondering if it's just you -- you aren't alone.
Subscribers to Time Warner Cable woke up this morning to find they could no longer check Facebook, email or anything else as a major outage affecting cable services swept across much of the U.S.
Earlier today, Microsoft's Azure service was hit with outages around the globe. Almost everything is back to normal now but the damage has already been done to the reputation of Azure.
Major UK ISP BT has been forced to apologize after many of its millions of broadband users lost internet connectivity partially or totally for a period of a couple of hours earlier this morning.
Sometime on or after 31 Jan neowin.net was no longer accessible, as it had been suspended by our registrar for an inaccurate WHOIS, the problem was a no longer existing email address in our account.
After yesterday's brief outage that hit Google services, Yahoo took to Twitter to mock its rival, apparently forgetting the massive outage that crippled its own email service for four days last month.
Microsoft's DNS servers are apparently not responding to requests, causing service outages across the internet. Hotmail, Outlook.com, among others, are currently unavailable.
Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud service experienced a partial outage that affected the management feature in the Compute section worldwide, which started Tuesday night and was fixed earlier today.
Google has now offered both an explanation and an apology for issues that affected many of its Gmail users for much of the day on Monday, claiming the problems were due to a "dual network failure."
On Friday, Google search among other services went down for just five minutes. This not only caused global website traffic to drop by 40 percent, but it cost Google an estimated $545,000 in revenue.
Apple is currently experiencing a new round of server outages, making it impossible for customers to activate their shiny new iPhones. There's no word on when they'll be back.
Many users are experiencing yet another Netflix outage. Is the core cause AWS or is it something else?
Twitter has admitted that it is currently experiencing some issues with its service, while elsewhere, some iTunes and iCloud users are having problems accessing those services too.
A number of Google account users are reporting they are unable to log into their Gmail, Google Drive and other Google services. The company's app status page does currently show service disruptions.
Microsoft has laid the blame on an overheating data center for the recent outage to Outlook.com, Hotmail, Calendar and SkyDrive, which caused service disruptions for nearly 16 hours
Some users of Microsoft's online email service Outlook.com and Hotmail are reporting they are unable to sign onto their accounts this morning, although this does not appear to affect all users.
Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud service is still dealing with an extended outage that began on Friday and affected its servers worldwide due to a expired HTTPS certificate.
Microsoft's Bing search service had an extended period of downtime on Friday evening that lasted close to two hours for some users, only a few hours after issues hit Office 365 and Outlook.com.
Twitter experienced some extended outage issues today, with service going up and down over the course of the last few hours. The company says it is working to fix the problems.
Microsoft has now announced what happened to cause the outage of one server group of its Windows Azure services in late December that caused some cloud saves for Xbox 360 users to become unavailable.
Earlier this week we reported that Media Center users in the UK were experiencing EPG outages starting on the first of January and Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix.
If you live in the UK and use Windows Media Center to view television programming, you may have noticed that EPG data is no longer being displayed and it appears this is a widespread issue.
Many Netflix users in the US are unable to sign on to the streaming video service. Netflix says it is aware of the problem but there's no word on what caused it or when it will be fixed.
A service outage in parts of Europe has prompted one Anonymous member to say that he was behind the outage, claiming to have hacked the site via a vulnerability called cross-site request forgery.
GoDaddy.com says that Monday's outage of its website, and millions of others that use its domain name service, was due to internal network issues and not the result of a cyber attack.
Wikipedia suffered an unexpected outage yesterday, but the specifics of the incident weren't understood until today. The outage was caused by cut cables at its data center in Florida.
Microsoft has offered a more detailed explanation for what caused a recent European outage of its Windows Azure service, saying that a "safety valve" issue caused the shutdown.
Microsoft has apologized for an extended outage in Europe of its Windows Azure cloud service earlier this week, saying that the issue was caused by a "misconfigured network device".
In a post on Twitter's blog, the social networking service says that a "infrastructural double-whammy" was the reason behind the latest extended outage for tens of millions of users.
Dropbox is the latest target for hackers. As well as an (unrelated) outage in some countries of Europe, users also suffered a large scale spam attack, just to add insult to injury
Netflix offered up some information on what happened with its streaming video hardware when a massive storm shut down Amazon's hardware last weekend, which included Netflix's servers.
Amazon has offered a detailed explanation on why its cloud servers went down for a number of hours this past weekend, which affected services such as Netflix and Instagram.
Heavy storms in north Virginia have knocked out power and disrupted access to Amazon's cloud. Is the cloud concept so unstable that a single storm can knock out access to Netflix, Instagram, and more?
Twitter has announced that the outages that affected the social networking service earlier today were "due to a cascaded bug in one of our infrastructure components."
Some users are reporting that they can't reach both Live.com and Hotmail, and for the moment it appears to be affecting at least some parts of the UK.
Virgin Mobile USA's customers experienced a nationwide data and text outage on the pre-paid wireless provider on Tuesday and Wednesday that lasted about 18 hours before service was restored.
Facebook users in a number of European countries experienced issues with reaching the service on Wednesday morning, including problems with Facebook's mobile apps, for about two hours.
Customers of Virgin Media, one of the UK's leading ISPs, have been frustrated by a nationwide outage, along with the failure of its customer call centres, days after promising to upgrade its service.
Some Verizon Wireless customers across the nation have reported data outages on the company's network today. It's the third such extensive outage for Verizon's network in December.
Verizon has responded and fixed the issue affecting its 3G and 4G data users that started last night.
Research in Motion is offering owners of Blackberry phones free downloads of a number of games and apps as compensation for the downtime that hit the smartphone's online services last week.
Research in Motion said in a conference call earlier today that its Blackberry online service is now fully restored in all parts of the world after over three days of outages.
Research in Motion's founder makes the unusual move of apologizing to Blackberry customers about the recent outages in a new YouTube video. There's still no word on when the issue will be fixed.
Research in Motion has said that it is beginning to restore its Blackberry online services that have been offline for many users for three days, although it is still going through a backlog of emails.
Microsoft's official SkyDrive Twitter account is reporting that it is currently experiencing a disruption to its service. This is the second cloud based product to experience this issue today.
Microsoft is experiencing an outage on its recently launched Office 365 product. The cloud based applications are currently unavailable to some users.
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