A glitch in the system: Bing, Outlook.com, Cortana go down, come back

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A glitch in the system: Bing, Outlook.com, Cortana go down, come back

A few minutes ago, from about 11:25 am PST or so until about twenty minutes later, Bing.com and a number of Microsoft services went dark.  Multiple reports on Twitter showed that the outage was widespread, if not long lived.  Chip Locke, a “random coder for Bing” and @doubleyewdee on Twitter, confirmed the outage and the restoration, albeit with a bit of tongue-in-cheek:

As of now, everything seems to be back up and running.  Let us know if you hit any further snags. 

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