Microsoft s Bing search and Yahoo search both suffered an outage late last night. While the companies are yet to release a statement, Reuters reports that the outage was caused because Microsoft pushed a bad code update. Also Read - Windows 11 Sun Valley teased officially with YouTube video ahead of June 24 revealAlso Read - Windows 10 gets an expiry date: Know how long you can use it before Windows 11 is necessity
The code update caused a crash, and Microsoft s roll-back procedures failed as well. The update affected Yahoo search as well, which too is powered by Bing as a part of a 10 year deal signed in 2009. While the issue with Bing was resolved, Yahoo was unable to handle the backlog of search requests. When users performed a web search from Yahoo.com, he was redirected to search.yahoo.com. Also Read - E3 2021: What is it, entire schedule, how to watch livestream for free, what to expect
In addition to the search sites, other websites including live.com, portal.office.com, outlook.com and Hotmail too are said to have suffered temporary outages. At the time of filing this story, all the websites are working fine.