Microsoft's Azure and its applications such as Office 365 are quickly gaining a reputation and it is not a very good one. On November 11th Azure suffered an outage on some of its services across the entire planet and last night saw the Lync and email servers die. That doesn't seem to have stopped companies from adopting the service, though perhaps that is more a decision being made by beancounters than it is by people who understand what is meant by "that is not a lot of 9s". Since email is considered by most users to be the absolute most critical business service there are going to be a lot of complaints; at least you won't hear them until after Microsoft gets onmicrosoft.com working again. The Register will post more on this as they receive confirmation but for now the hypothesis it was a DNS issue.
"Numerous other sub-domains of onmicrosoft.com were also affected, we've verified, and the issue appeared to be briefly widespread. It was initially feared a DNS cockup was to blame, but we're still investigating."
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