Passport and MSN Messenger Down Again
UPDATED: A number of MSN services were down for the second time in less than a week, and again, the company isn't identifying the cause.On Thursday, less than a week after a major MSN services outage, many MSN users found themselves unable to access Passport and MSN Messenger. Microsoft acknowledged the problem. "This morning we identified an issue which began causing a portion of our customers to experience logon and connectivity issues to some MSN services," said an MSN spokeswoman in a statement. As of 3:00 p.m. EST, she noted that "we have begun to restore full service to some customers already, and are working quickly to take the necessary actions to restore for all customers as soon as possible."
MSN officials said MSN services began working again after a more-than-three-hour outage. The services were unavailable to some users between 12:30 p.m. EST and about 3:45 p.m. EST.