In what could be a blow to its image, Microsoft's main Bing search site suffered through an outage on Thursday evening.
Visitors to Bing.com were getting a browser error message rather than a search bar. Service was down for at least 45 minutes before being restored around 7:10 p.m. PST.
Microsoft acknowledged the issues it on its Twitter feed and said it was looking into the matter. It later offered the following explanation, posted to a Bing blog by Satya Nadella, senior vice president of the Online Services division:
The cause of the outage was a configuration change during some internal testing that had unfortunate and unintended consequences.
For more, read "Microsoft's Bing goes down" on CNET News