Windows Live ID server down briefly. Not a good Cloud-year for Microsofton March 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm
2012 has not been a good Cloud-year for Microsoft so far. Their Azure cloud service was down on Feb. 29, 2012 because its developers apparently had some date dependent code that did not know about leap years.
Today, Microsoft’s Windows Live ID service was down for at least a 10 minute period and, perhaps, more. I noticed updates for three apps on my Windows Phone and tried to update them. However, you can see the Windows Live ID error message I saw twice when I attempted to update the apps. The issue was resolved when I went on to other activities and then made a third attempt to update the apps. This was not a critical path activity for me. However, imagine if you were trying to do something important that required access to the Windows Live ID servers.