Only a couple of weeks after Microsoft paid a massive £5.2 billion for the over the internet phone service Skype, the service has suffered a massive outage.
However, according to a posting on the Skype blog, a small number is users were affected, yet on the other side of the coin are the users affected by the outage and this would suggest that the issue was global.
Anyway, within a few hours, the service was up and running once more, according to some users the issue could easily be fixed by removing the shared.xml file.
This is not the best start for Microsoft and Skype, but one thing that it does show is that they are getting on the case fixing things, which is much better than denial!
Source [PC Pro]