I'm writing to report a problem with accessing Daily Challenges in Microsoft Minesweeper. There seems to be some problem connecting to the Xbox server that has gone on for at least a couple weeks. When starting up Minesweeper, it prompts me to Add your Microsoft account (never did that before), and then when I enter my login and password, it gives a message saying that a connection could not be established with the Xbox server even though there are no problems with my internet connection or with directly signing in to xbox live through the browser.
A message then tells me that Daily Challenges can still be accessed even though I'm not signed in. But when I click on the Daily Challenges tile, I get the following error:
There was a problem downloading Daily Challenge data. Please refer to error code: 002000.
Nothing I tried including uninstalling and reinstalling the app will get past this error. Curiously, Microsoft Mahjong has the same problem with not connecting to Xbox live, but I can successfully access Daily Challenges there. Go figure.
I was hoping the usual monthly Microsoft Tuesday patches would fix this problem, but it didn't although it changed some things like adding the usual Minimize and Close buttons in the title bar of the window.
Is anybody else experiencing the same problem, or am I the only one? If there is a problem, is it being worked on?