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Windows Phone Marketplace appears to be back in business

Windows Phone Marketplace back in business

Whatever the reason for the Windows Phone Marketplace had for not playing nice earlier, the problems appeasr to have been resolved. We've been able to access the Marketplace online as well as from our Windows Phones.

Even the links to Marketplace apps are behaving as they should. The glitches we've experienced today as well as over the weekend could simply be the result of Microsoft working under the hood.

None the less, all appears to be corrected and we hope everyone is now able to access the Marketplace.  Sound off in the comments if you're still having problems.

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beefydragon says:

Umm, it's 6:22 PM.  I am still unable to access it and getting the same error of "We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found".  Even with the force refresh and clearing the cache.  The WindowsPhone.com main page takes forever to load. 

beefydragon says:

Ok, IE9 is still caching the redirect for some reason.  Just tried on another test machine it's working.  It looks like the old link from windowsphone.com directs to the following site:  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone//en-US/marketplace.  If your browser is still caching the old URL, go here directly, http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/marketplace.

9:54pm here in the US East....and Marketplace still down when you try to access it from any links within Windows Phone (i.e. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/ and CLICK on "Marketplace" or "My Phone"....only results in error page.
 
But, if one uses the link WP Central divulged a short while ago via a Tweet (http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/marketplace?wa=wsignin1.0) , one can TEMPORARILY get into the Marketplace and MyPhone and Account. But, if you click back on "Marketplace," "MyPhone," or "Account" again, you will go back to the error page.
 
My sense is there is some kind of linkage error going on within Microsoft. No techie here....but, that's my take!

Unfortunately, the link http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/marketplace doesn't work from here in Virginia. Still gives the same old error page.
I surrender. Perhaps and old movie will be better than wrestling with Microsoft tonight! :)

Ruslan.al says:

 6:57 PM PST 
Marketplace site is down
 

 

rodneyej says:

Whoa! This is the WP news on the hour station over here! Lol!!!

OMG55 says:

Marketplace on phone & internet working fine in Texas

LDragon2000 says:

Marketplace was never down for me. But for some reason my WP Central app won't display alerts anymore.

venetasoft says:

Ok in Italy too, cannot see us marketplace but European markets are up from here.
Page speed is double than normal, hope remains like this forever ;)

Rebooted computer and now Marketplace works normally again. No more error pages. (Running Vista/IE9 here.) Coincidence? Solution? Who knows....it works now. (Virginia, USA)

Kadcidxa says:

Tango down...
 
We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found.

Ticomfreak says:

All working well (was never down) Northern CA

Ruslan.al says:

It's possible that MS is changing/moving Marketplace servers. And DNS servers are still updating. Cant reach "http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/marketplace" on the Desktop (Time Warner ISP). Same address is resolving on the phone browser (AT&T)
UPDATE: It's working now..