Service Announcement: Outlook and SkyDrive experiencing downtime for some

If you are experiencing issues with Microsoft’s or SkyDrive virtual cloud service – you are not alone. Microsoft’s service status webpage is currently showing downtime for Outlook, People, and SkyDrive.’s issue notice was posted about an hour ago ( and states that some users might have issue accessing their email and might not be able to see all email messages. The current service outage may not affect all users, but for those experiencing the issue – we expect Microsoft to resolve the problem within the next few hours.

A similar statement has been posted for People, stating that “there are problems accessing people information” and that “you might not be able to see all your contacts.”

Finally Microsoft has stated that “services such as Hotmail, Messenger, and SkyDrive are experiencing technical difficulties.”

Let us know if you are currently experiencing issues accessing the above services, and if you are – let us know when you get reconnected.

Michael Archambault