Microsoft’s cloud crashed on Friday. Big time.
Just before 2 p.m. Pacific time, Microsoft reported worldwide problems with its Windows Azure cloud computing platform. The problem has to do with the security certificate used by Azure’s storage service, which in turn affected a number of other Azure services.
That meant that web developers who tried to connect to Azure securely over the internet in order to run their programs weren’t getting through. Instead, they were greeted with error messages.
We are aware of a service interruption impacting Storage and are working to resolve the issue. Updates posted here bit.ly/VHYtsz
— WindowsAzure (@WindowsAzure) February 22, 2013