Well, atleast for a short time. Microsoft’s Search Engine Bing has suffered from a outage resulting it in disappear from the internet. The outage lasted atleast over 30 minutes. Microsoft has already apologized for the outage. It looks like Microsoft was making some configuration changes to the Search Engine which caused the outage. The outage occurred in the early hours of Thursday, 3rd December. Microsoft released a statement regarding the outage saying it was “”unfortunate and unintended consequences”.
Visitors who visited Bing.com during the outage got a error message displayed.
Microsoft’s senior vice presidents in its Online Services Division, Satya Nadella said “”As soon as the issue was detected, the change was rolled back, which caused the site to return to normal behavior.”
This week Microsoft updated Bing Maps to add test features that allows applications, such as real time traffic feeds, to be added to the site. It also introduced a system that lets people create 360 degree panoramas of locations.