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Microsoft blames Leap Year bug for Azure downtime

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 01 Mar 2012 9:40 User comments (3)

Microsoft blames Leap Year bug for Azure downtime Microsoft has blamed a Leap Year bug for the downtime Windows Azure users had on February 28th.
Says the software giant: "The issue was quickly triaged, and it was determined to be caused by a software bug. While final root-cause analysis is in progress, this issue appears to be due to a time calculation that was incorrect for the leap year."

After diagnosing the problem, the Azure engineers created a workaround, but they have noted that some customers in the South Central region of the U.S. may still experience slight issues.

Azure is a cloud computing platform used to build, host and scale web applications through Microsoft data centers.

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3 user comments

12.3.2012 01:12

Will Sql Server ever not be effected by the leap year bug?


22.3.2012 09:46

Wow.. Even cloud computing mavens still are silly enough to be bitten by shoddy programming. Ah, how the mighty have fallen... lol

32.3.2012 13:30

So basically no one learned anything from Y2K. Hey, uhh.....this is Microsoft.....Yeah.....we still have no idea how a mother f*cking calendar works.

I find this extremely humorous.


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