Robert Pogson

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All in. That’s What Ballmer Said. Now They Pull The Plug On The World

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All in. That’s What Ballmer Said. Now They Pull The Plug On The World

The idea behind cloud services is that the flexibility and scale and professionalism of experts can do a better job for less money than trying to reinvent the wheel everywhere. That’s good in theory, but when a company is run by salesmen instead of engineers, shit happens.
“The company reported worldwide problems with Storage, with every sub-region reporting service degradation.

It looks like Microsoft made the basic error of letting its HTTPS certificate for Azure Storage expire”
see Microsoft secure Azure Storage goes down WORLDWIDE • The Register.

M$ is the company so fantastic that even writers in Hollywood could not make this stuff up… Did the guy in charge of the world’s IT go on vacation, croak, just forget? Did Ballmer throw a chair at him and the certificate expired while the guy was ducking? Did one of the richest corporations on the planet want to wait to the last second before renewing to save a few pennies? We may never know.

This is another example of M$ nailing its coffin shut from the inside. While they do that I recommend Debian GNU/Linux. It doesn’t promise the world but it delivers.

11 Comments

  1. Adam King

    “Adam, God is waiting for you. It will be just a small step for you, but a big step for mankind.”

    Bend over Satan, I would have your ass.

  2. Der Balrog

    What’s the matter DRBoring sockpuppet, losing faith in your employer?

    Adam, God is waiting for you. It will be just a small step for you, but a big step for mankind.

  3. Adam King

    “So? I didn’t mean what I wrote to be an endorsement.”

    What’s the matter DRBoring sockpuppet, losing faith in your employer?

  4. oiaohm

    Der Balrog I did not say you did.

    Please remember help for MS Office also depends on MS Online services working. Microsoft products have got highly dependant on these on-line services.

    Der Balrog what got my reaction is most likely .

    “That can happen. When you’re Microsoft. Like they forgot to renew a domain back in 2003:”

    Reality here. That can happen once true. Other companies have made errors once. The key thing is the means to learn from it.

    The old saying once bitten twice shy. Applies to this. Once you can excuse possibly excuse as policy error. Second time its poor policy or management.

    Reality this recent issue makes me worried about MS complete product lines. What are they going to lose a main signing key next because someone forgets to do a basic security process??

    Der Balrog remember it would not be the first time Microsoft systems have been breached either. Key is learning from mistakes.

    Happened once before it should be impossible to happen another time. Does not matter who the company is.

  5. Der Balrog

    Der Balrog second time with exactly the same type of mistake does not really give us ground for confidence in MS online products.

    So? I didn’t mean what I wrote to be an endorsement.

  6. oiaohm

    Der Balrog second time with exactly the same type of mistake does not really give us ground for confidence in MS online products.

    There are many parties who manage more services than Microsoft and don’t screw up basics.

  7. ram

    The idea behind cloud services is that high speed internet access is supposed to be widely available and cheap. Unfortunately, the reality is for most of the world, including Australia, this is not the case.

    Perhaps in the downtowns of some big cities “cloud computing” might be possible today but for 98% of the population it might as well be personal space travel – they don’t expect to see it.

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