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Microsoft wanted to offer people the full cloud experience. Well, now it has. The company's pre-beta Azure Services Platform has joined the likes of Amazon Web Services and Flexiscale with a massive outage - Azure's first. Azure went dark for a period of 22 hours on Friday and Saturday, leaving a "large number of deployments …

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  1. /dev/me
    Paris Hilton

    *NEW* The Azure Screen of Death...

    ...have they tried turning it off and on again?

    Paris, 'cuz she would turn it on (again)

  2. Tom Silver badge

    Find out exactly what went wrong?

    You offer something this big and then you dont know why its gone tits-up?

    Clueless system programming - you should patent that.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Gates Horns

    Not sure of what the problem was

    But I'm sure that the solution was to reboot the whole thing

  4. Will Godfrey Silver badge
    Alien

    Eggs and baskets

    Saw this coming a mile away. Totally inevitable and predictable.

    Guess who won't be 'clouding' his data.

  5. Kobayashi Gimp
    Thumb Up

    Don't you just hate it when that happens...

    Welcome to our world MSFT!

  6. Dunhill
    Joke

    ..clue??..

    i am 4.5 years old and i am a pc

    (usa advertisement)

    %^%CRASH^&&^

    that happens if you let kids work with windows

  7. rob
    Joke

    Powered by Clouds

    They need more propellers!

  8. Steve

    The joys of centralized services

    There's a reason why people stopped using timesharing bureaux and put individual computers in offices and on desks, y'know. As usual it takes 20 years or so for people to reinvent the wheel, and find out that they still get punctures.

  9. robbie
    Boffin

    Time for megacloud

    What are the chances of all these clouds being down at the same time? I think parallelism is the way forward here.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Flying IMC

    As any IFR rated pilot will tell you, flying IMC in an open cockpit is dangerous because you get cloud in your mouth.

    Paris. As she makes equally sense. Or not.

  11. Chris
    Gates Horns

    Windows Update

    Well they have published the reasons and how it's not going to happen again.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsazure/archive/2009/03/18/the-windows-azure-malfunction-this-weekend.aspx

    They blame a "routine os upgrade" - yes that same trick that cause the Yankee Group to declare Windows Server the most unreliable in the industry for 2008.

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