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Bing is Offline
rustybrick




msg:4036666
 3:03 am on Dec 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

I think for the first time in Bing's short history, Bing is currently offline and down.

 

Leosghost




msg:4036689
 3:35 am on Dec 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

not from here

bill




msg:4036702
 3:54 am on Dec 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

I've been using it all morning here in Japan. It's been working fine for me the whole time, and I'm using it a lot more than usual [webmasterworld.com].

Robert Charlton




msg:4036710
 4:17 am on Dec 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

Also see, in the Supporters area...

Wow - What happened to Bing today?
Too many cash back shoppers brought it to its knees?
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rustybrick




msg:4036834
 10:36 am on Dec 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

[bing.com...]

bhonda




msg:4036925
 1:29 pm on Dec 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

The cause of the outage was a configuration change during some internal testing that had unfortunate and unintended consequences.

I really appreciate Microsoft admitting this. I'm glad that I'm not the only one that has the occasional screw-up that everyone else notices!

engine




msg:4036944
 2:03 pm on Dec 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

I expect someone got a BIG slap for that. I'm amazed that they don't have a way of testing it before going live.

Don't you wonder what that cost them in lost revenue?

Leosghost




msg:4036966
 2:46 pm on Dec 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

I expect someone got a BIG slap for that.

nah ..probably hit by a flying chair :)

Philosopher




msg:4036971
 2:56 pm on Dec 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'm sure they have lot's of internal testing, but, speaking from personal experience, no amount of testing ever accounts for everything.

The intricacies and inter-dependencies that must be within their systems makes my head ache thinking about it.

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