Microsoft problems

Hmm. For some reason many of Microsofts sites appear to be down today. They include Hotmail,, and the Messenger service.

I have just pinged several MS websites and the results timed out.

Maybe its just my ISP, but it is very unusual for all three services to be down.

Anyone else having problems?

Update: appears to be back up after a lengthy outage.

Looks like it might be an esat BT DNS problem.