Microsoft Outlook and Hotmail users are reporting issues connecting to their email accounts.
Our preliminary investigation does not indicate nefarious reasons for the issue i.e.; hack or DDOS attack.
Could this simply be due to scheduled maintenance or a typo similar to what the Amazon Cloud Services experienced a few days ago where a simple typo caused their servers to go down?
We’ve reached out to Microsoft for comment but have not heard back from them.
Update: We are receiving reports that the servers are back up.