Microsoft Searches for Cause of Bing Outage
Failure related to internal testing after maps rollout
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2009 11:55 AM CST
A Microsoft employee sits near a sign promoting Bing, Microsoft's recently upgraded search engine.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Microsoft’s Bing search engine suffered a half-hour performance failure yesterday, the same day the company rolled out a raft of new features. During the interruption, the site either didn't load or returned meager results to queries. “The cause of the outage was a configuration change during some internal testing,” an exec tells PC World, adding that the company is “running a postmortem.”