Microsoft’s Bing search engine mysteriously went offline yesterday morning for around 30 minutes. Issuing a full apology, Microsoft has blamed the outage on a “configuration change” made to the site during testing.
The problem meant that thousands of search queries were unanswered, with users instead issued an error message.
Satya Nadella, one of the senior vice presidents for Microsoft’s Online Services Division apologised for the “unfortunate and unintended consequences”. Nadella went on to explain that “as soon as the issue was detected, the change was rolled back, which caused the site to return to normal behaviour.”
Nadella also went on to note that Microsoft would be looking to take preventative measures to avoid such blunders in the future.