Saturday, December 19, 2009

Microsoft Clusterfu^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^HLicensing Site Still Not Functional

Well, in a move that doesn't bode well for Microsoft's ability to host our emails and data, Microsoft's Volume Licensing site underwant an upgrade last week, was due back online on 6 December, and now on 18 December, it still isn't fully functional.

It is bad enough not being able to install software and obtain keys easily with this site being down (and being given the runaround from MS Licensing staff who don't know what to do in this situation), but imagine if this was an Azure, BPOS or other MS Hosted platfowm where they botched an upgrade this badle and took your business data offline for the best part of a fortnight - would your business survive if Microsoft made your data totally unavailable for a week?  A fortnight?  Even a day or two?

Microsoft has some *serious* learning to do over this complete clusterfuck of an upgrade before they start seriously asking for us to host our business critical data with them.


The Outspoken Wookie

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