Microsoft Azure offline

Published: 2013-11-21
Last Updated: 2013-11-22 04:22:30 UTC
by Mark Baggett (Version: 1)
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We are receiveing reports of an Azure outage.  This is affecting Microsoft DNS, XBOX and other services.    Thanks to Nick and Steve for reporting the outage.   More information is available here:

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The Azure service itself was apparently not down, but its website and status page were mostly unreachable owing to Microsoft's DNS outage. That lasted about an hour I think.

Also DNS responses for Hotmail/Outlook, for A, MX, AAAA records, were coming back empty with no error code. Therefore some amount of emails to those services will have bounced as permanently undeliverable / unrouteable. This continued to happen intermittently for several more hours after other services came back online. Seems to be fixed as of Friday morning.

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