I hope that today’s Microsoft Online Services outage has nothing to do with the Microsoft buying Skype for $8.5B. Nevertheless, the outage started at approximatively 12:00 PM EST and has not been resolved yet (it’s 5:20 PM). The Microsoft Online Services tech support could not provide ETA at this time. The outage is affecting Exchange Online and Hosted BlackBerry services.
PS. I just received a test email I sent about 3 hours ago to my MS Online account.