It appears that there is a ‘huge’ network outage of some sort at the moment. I was unable to connect 99% of Microsoft websites or web services from about 10am this morning, and it appears to be effecting most of the UK. I’ve not found any reference of it effecting people in the US, but seeing as I use MSN Messenger to talk to most of my contacts over there, I can’t really ask them. Doesn’t seem to be anything on the usually US News sites though.