So the worst fear of hundreds of millions of computer users has been realized today.
As I reported a little while ago, Outlook.com and Hotmail.com are down. But it goes much deeper than that. If login.live.com is down (see screen capture) that also means that OneDrive, Skype, and even XBox Live are out as well. If you are a Microsoft Certified Trainer and you were planning to download courseware today, that’s not available either. In fact, any service that requires authentication with a Microsoft Account is down right now. We are still awaiting word from Microsoft as to when these services might be restored. But for now, you (and I) will simply have to wait… in the figurative dark.