Microsoft melts down, part one
Date: Feb. 1-2, 2013
Duration: Around two hours
Failure: February was a rough month for Microsoft. On Feb. 1, the company's Office 365 editing suite and Outlook.com mail service both stuttered. Users were unable to access the services for about two hours, which -- given the enterprise-connected nature of those products -- is no small amount of time.
Then, a day later, Microsoft's Bing search engine suffered a nearly two-hour outage of its own. How do we know? We Googled it, of course.