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May 2, 2013 at 12:57 PM at 400 million active users after completing migration of Hotmail users, which launched in preview last July, is now up to 400 million active users, the company said Monday. That figure includes the hundreds of millions of Hotmail users that Microsoft has been migrating over to That migration is now complete, Microsoft said. is meant to be the replacement for Hotmail as Microsoft’s free, Web-based…


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March 14, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Data center temperature spike caused Outlook and Hotmail outage, Microsoft says

Microsoft said a temperature spike in one of its data centers was the cause of  an outage earlier this week that affected some people’s ability to access, and SkyDrive. The outage, which ran from mid-day Tuesday until early Wednesday, occurred after Microsoft started one of its regular firmware updates, wrote Arthur de Haan, a…


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