Microsoft melts down, part two
Date: Feb. 22, 2013
Duration: Over 12 hours
Failure: Microsoft's second February flub made the first look like a walk in the park. Early in the evening of Feb. 22, the company's Windows Azure cloud storage service went kaput, with all attempts at secure access timing out as unavailable.
In a likely related twist, other Microsoft services like Xbox Live, Xbox Music, and Xbox Video also started acting up, with users unable to access cloud-connected data or utilize any multimedia content tied to the products.