Following similar disclosures from companies like Google and Twitter, Microsoft has for the first time released statistics about requests it has received from law enforcement agencies for data about its users, and the criteria it employs to decide how it will respond.
Microsoft says an outage that left Outlook.com and Hotmail users without access to emails for almost 16 hours this week was due to overheating servers in the data center.
Microsoft has fixed a problem that caused an outage for many users of Hotmail and the service that is replacing it, Outlook.com. Maintenance work continued to affect the calendaring component of Hotmail, however.
Microsoft Wednesday said it restored full service to Hotmail and Outlook.com about 15 hours after the online mail sites went partially dark.
Microsoft experienced disruptions for several hours to its online suite of mail, calendar and storage services, leaving many users unable to access their accounts.
Microsoft is ending its "Scroogled" advertising takedown of Google's privacy practices, citing a successful petition and continued Web presence at Scroogled.com.
Three new packages offer an appealing lineup for small business, but the pricing plans and some of the features are difficult to decipher.
A confirmed Outlook hater grudgingly admits there's a lot to like in Microsoft's new mail client.
As Microsoft pushed Outlook.com out of preview mode today, analysts said the company's "Scroogled" attack ads, which fired shots at Google's Gmail two weeks ago, were effective.
Outlook.com, Microsoft's new-look Webmail service, has exited the preview stage after gathering 60 million users in six months. Next up: Migrating all current Hotmail users to Outlook.com by this summer.