A handful of Microsoft's online services, including Xbox.com, appear to be experiencing a global outage Thursday afternoon.
The outage, which Twitter users began reporting around 3 p.m., also affected Outlook.com and Office365.com, other online services hosted by Microsoft's Azure cloud computing service. Error messages generated during attempts to visit the sites indicated it might be a DNS issue.
Service Unavailable - DNS failure The server is temporarily unable to service your request. Please try again later. Reference #11.83b302cc.1385076207.1118e9
The degree to which sites were affected appears to be varied. Some users … Read more