Some Microsoft users unable to access accounts

A new Microsoft Corp. logo, left, is seen on an exterior wall of a new Microsoft store inside the Prudential Center mall, in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. The introduction of the new logo marks the first time that Microsoft Corp has revamped its logo in 25 years. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

March 13, 2013 8:36:08 AM PDT
Some users of Microsoft's Outlook and Hotmail email services are unable to access their accounts Wednesday morning after a problem that started last night.

Microsoft released a statement to users saying that it's aware of the issue and attempting to restore service.

Tech analysts speculate the issue may be due to a switchover the company is making between the older Hotmail service and a newer Outlook service.