Some Microsoft sites are currently down due to some DNS woes

Down for everyone or just me? That’s basically the conversation Daniel and I just had. We’re having difficulty getting some of Microsoft’s online services to work. Head to the Xbox’s website or some other sites and you might be met with a DNS failure message. What’s up?

We’re not alone, Neowin is seeing the same across a variety of Microsoft sites (Hotmail, MSN, Live). Turning to Twitter we see a mix of responses. For example, some can access the Windows Phone Dev Center while others can’t.

Discussions on Twitter also indicate that Azure storage is experiencing a partial service interruption at the moment.

Have any Microsoft sites down for you? Let us know. Hopefully this doesn’t bode ill for the launch of the Xbox One tonight, which will require a “Day One”. 

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Sam Sabri