Not to sound like a broken record, but Microsoft Hotmail and Outlook users are having problems again. In fact since reporting on issues related to the Hotmail-to-Outlook.com changeover in early January, there’s been a fairly steady flow of complaints from users about inaccessible or only partly operative email. Much of that time, the Microsoft status page showed no issue but on Tuesday night it lit up like a Christmas tree.
There was another public flare up of problems at the end of February. At that time, a Microsoft spokeswoman explained that when a small number of users are affected the status page will not show a problem. Issues that impact a significant number of customers, on the other hand, “will be noted and visible on the server status page.”