If you are an online service provider and your service happens to undergo an outage, it would definitely make many people unhappy. Of course, if your service happens to be widely used but not indispensable, then it would irritate a wide percentage of folks, but it is not really a life or death issue. However, when you have a service like Outlook from Microsoft and it happens to be down, then you’re in a quite a bit of a spot, no? Microsoft is already well aware of the situation and they have noted on the Updates segment in their status page, “We’re working on the problem and will provide an update by August 14 11:00 AM. Thank you for your patience.”
I guess if Outlook is having issues, that would also mean services such as Hotmail, Messenger and SkyDrive will not be up and running without glitches, either. What do you think could have caused this? Hardware issues or is it some sort of software compromise somewhere? One thing is for sure though, it would be best if Microsoft’s engineers are able to figure out just what is happening at the moment and sort everything out as soon as possible so that the world can carry on as it used to be.