Outages for New York Times, Microsoft Cloud Services

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The New York Times published stories on its Facebook page while its web site was offline this morning.

The New York Times published stories on its Facebook page while its web site was offline this morning.

If you were trying to use Outlook.com to email a link to a NYTimes.com story about events in Egypt, it’s not been a good day. Both Microsoft and the New York Times have been trouble shooting service problems.

NYTimes.com, the web site for the New York Times was offline for several hours this morning, returning a “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” message. The Times tweeted that the outage, which also affected the paper’s email, was the “result of an internal issue, which we expect to be resolved soon.” While the Times worked to restore its web site, it directed readers to the paper’s Facebook page, where it posted full text of several stories about the political unrest in Egypt.

On its status page, Microsoft has acknowledged ongoing problems for Outlook (“We’re having a problem accessing email. You might not be able to see all your email messages”) and says it has recently resolved an outage for its SkyDrive storage service.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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