updated 02:50 pm EDT, Mon May 17, 2010
Problem persists for several days
Some people have been unable to use the regular Hotmail website on the iPad, Microsoft has acknowledged. Those affected are unable to write or reply to messages, effectively rendering the site useless. Microsoft elaborates that it is currently working with Apple to "understand the issues," and ultimately fix them as soon as it can.
As a stopgap solution Microsoft says it is redirecting iPad owners to the mobile Hotmail site, which should work properly. People can alternately bypass the web entirely by configuring Apple's Mail client to download messages via POP. There is no default configuration option for Hotmail on the iPad, unlike other webmail services such as Gmail.