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.