Other Microsoft websites (and Live.com e-mail) are reachable but extremely slow, including numerous pages at MSN.com.
Those trying to access via Hotmail.com are timing out.
"For several hours now I have received the below faithful screen every time trying to log in to my hotmail account.
It’s kind of strange for a server farm as large as Hotmail to be down like this not to mention twice in one month. Anyone else experiencing this right now?" reports Listen to Taz Rant blog.
The fact that Hotmail is down seems to be wide spread and much longer then the “blip” outages Microsoft usually experiences. I’m starting to see news articles in searches on the topic now as well. I wonder if Microsoft will come out and say what’s happened, continue the writer of the blog.