Microsoft has alternative site available, just in case

Microsoft has made an alternative web site available at in case people experience difficulty accessing

Although our measurement points have seen some requests to fail today - to put this in context,, the top ranked hosting company site hasn’t had a request fail in over two months - it’s been pretty much business as usual for the web site to date, with most response times little different from any other day.

Windows computers infected with MyDoom.B are programmed to begin attacking today at 13:09:18 (UTC) and continue through March 1st.

Performance data for the sites involved in the MyDoom DDoS is available here.