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09-02-05, 10:23
Microsoft says it has fixed the problems which have plagued its instant messenger service for the last two days. It blamed an isolated problem in a data center which was fixed late yesterday.

Users have had trouble logging on and communicating since Monday afternoon. Microsoft said the problems were intermittent but had hit a "significant number" of customers. Microsoft claims 145m users for MSN Messenger.

More details at http://news.com.com/MSN+Messenger+outage+blamed+on+data+center+issue/2100-1032_3-5568012.html?part=rss&tag=5568012&subj=news.1032.20

Earlier this month Messenger was targeted by the Bropia worm virus which spread via the IM service. Microsoft said the latest outage was not due to the worm.

www.theregister.co.uk (http://www.theregister.co.uk)