Windows Live Spaces was launched on Tuesday and immediately ran into difficulties as Juan Carlos Perez reports at InfoWorld:
Microsoft’s highly anticipated upgrade of its MSN Spaces blogging and social networking service has run into significant and unforeseen performance problems.
Microsoft began rolling out the “next generation” version of the service, dubbed Windows Live Spaces, on Tuesday night, but things got quite bumpy along the way.
For more than 12 hours, pages loaded extremely slowly at best, and at worst they didn’t render properly at all, according to a message posted late Wednesday by Microsoft on the official MSN Spaces blog.
“We know we disappointed a bunch of you with the issues we had in our roll-out last night,” the message reads. “We planned long and hard for this release and unfortunately it was one of those gotchas that only showed up once we were in production.”
There are apparently still some lingering problems, but this was a major re-plumbing of MSN Spaces which isn’t a little deal.