The problems were fixed within a couple of hours. Coincidentally, just before the outage began, Microsoft revealed that a good part of the Windows Live servers were already running the upcoming Windows Server 2008.
A representative for Microsoft was quick to state that the problems had nothing to do with the new operating system, however, and instead attributed the outage to a glitch with the company’s Live ID service – though it didn’t provide further details. Glitches aside, the news come at an uncomfortable time for Microsoft with the company’s latest OS, Windows Server 2008, scheduled to launch later today.
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