Microsoft Live ID authentication problems hit users across the Web
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 12:55:31 UTC
Topic: Windows Experience


Reports cropped up across Twitter around 1:30 ET on February 16 from individuals having problems logging into Microsoft’s Hotmail, Xbox Live, as well as other Windows Live services.

No word yet from Microsoft on what’s causing the issue, other than it seems to be connected with Windows Live ID authentication. Also no word on the scope of the problem.

Update: (3:20 p.m. ET): Looks like it was a server outage, the cause of which is under investigation. From a post on the Windows Live Engineering blog:

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