Re: It's-a rubbish!
> I wish I could bill MS for the time I spent
That's the root of this crappy attitude to testing: it's an overhead which can be offloaded to unpaid "enthusiasts". Unpaid means there's no contract, so no explicit commitment to quality, which is the raison d'etre of professional testers.
Staggering naivety on the part of the senior management at MS.
Of course, by extension, this naive culture means that *all* MS software will be unreliable, even the sacred cloudy software.
If only MS ended up footing the bill for this short-sightedness. When's the class action suit happening?