To be fair, this is what Microsoft's Dashboard looked like:
Manual actions to perform Swap Deployment operations on Cloud Services may error, which will then restrict Service Management functions. At this time we advise customers to delay any Swap Deployment operations.To be fair, this is what I got when I went to Google's Dashboard:
To be fair, Microsoft's lasted 24+ hours (for one function) compared to Google's 20 minutes (for 0.02% of the Gmail user base).
To be fair, both probably had lingering effects.
To be fair, this is what life in the cloud is going to be like for the foreseeable future. But there is a pattern here. The Register called it a "Blue Sky of Death."
Follow-Up: Microsoft talks to The Register.