CRM No issues
Exchange No issues
Identity Service No issues
Lync No issues
Office 365 Portal No issues
Office Subscription No issues
Rights Management Service No issues
SharePoint No issues
Yup, it's pretty broken, though it is still up some places.
Grapevine TX, United States (bigguy.gte.net) - Down
Sacramento CA, United States (CalWeb) - Down
Providence RI, United States (Verizon) - Down
Pasadena CA, United States (Mindspring) - Down
Mountain View CA, United States (Google) - Up
Vancouver BC, Canada (Radiant) - Down
Recife, Brazil (Hotlink Internet) - Down
London, United Kingdom (Legend Comm) - Down
Lille, France (Nordnet) - Down
Merzig Saarland, Germany (Probe Networks) - Up
Milan, Italy (BT Italy) - Down
Ankara, Turkey (TTNET) - Down
St. Petersburg, Russia (Uni of Tech & Design) - Up
Karachi, Pakistan (Supernet) - Down
Delhi, India (Tikona Infinet) - Down
Bangkok, Thailand (TOT) - Down
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (Clear-Comm) - Down
Beijing, China (China Unicom) - Down
Sydney NSW, Australia (Exetel) - Down
Collingwood VIC, Australia (Pacific Internet) - Down
Auckland, New Zealand (ICONZ) - Down
Pretty much all sites are down for me (Germany).
I heard that the issue has since been solved internally from 4.30 PST, though DNS changes often take time to propagate externally, taking TTL settings and ISP caches into consideration.
$ dig NS outlook.com
; <<>> DiG 9.9.3-rpz2+rl.13214.22-P2-Debian-1:9.9.3.dfsg.P2-4 <<>> NS outlook.com
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 8538
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1
;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;outlook.com. IN NS
;; Query time: 28 msec
;; SERVER: 10.51.20.100#53(10.51.20.100)
;; WHEN: Fri Nov 22 09:58:48 EST 2013
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 40
CNET: Microsoft blames technicians for massive outage (2001)
Wired: How, Why Microsoft Went Down (2001)
Can you imagine in those days, everyone was on hotmail, gmail hadn't even been invented yet.
Also credits to my ISP for allowing hosting of my own server, running native IPv6 and of course opening port 25. Xs4all is a really cool ISP to have in the Netherlands :)
I heard they had gone downhill recent years, resembling more of the regular commercial ISPs, but good to see they still have something going for them.
We definitely need more ISPs like this.
This is so embarrassing.
REDMOND, Wash. — October 24, 2013 — Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $18.53 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Gross margin, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $13.42 billion, $6.33 billion, $5.24 billion, and $0.62 per share.
I chuckle at how a lot of anti-MS zealots are absolutely mystified at how non-anti-MS simply can possibly be so delusional.
But selling merchandise? Come on, really! Is there at least one person in the world who could use these items and make it seem like they are making a fair point?
Commercials sometimes, sure, but not wearable merchandise. I think it makes Microsoft seem quite petty, especially since they're trying to coin a whole new word out of it ("Scroogled").
Google is a company who derives about 99% of its revenue directly from its advertising business, of which utilizing user data from free services is the crux of the data-based approach that drives their success.
It seems like false equivalence to me. Same reason why I trust Apple way more than Google with data. Because Apple makes all their money on the hardware, not on the future use of your data for advertising purposes.
This about sums up how I feel about Azure: http://i.imgur.com/ESakkWk.png
Edit: Also, the Xbox One is launching tonight so if their Live servers are down...it won't be pretty.
What a bad time for this to happen for Microsoft. It's almost too badly timed for it to be a coincidence, if I were an attacker with access to Microsoft's DNS' this would be the perfect time to launch an attack.
For xbox.com that is:
Name Server: NS1.MSFT.NET
Name Server: NS2.MSFT.NET
Name Server: NS3.MSFT.NET
Name Server: NS4.MSFT.NET
Name Server: NS5.MSFT.NET