Microsoft announced its next OS (apparently now in beta) wasn't being released to the public when previously promised. The interesting thing is that the delay isn't based on the inability of the code to do what's expected, but on Microsoft's online infrastructure.
Is Microsoft.com taking a page from MobileMe neé .Mac?
High-availability service is something I'd have thought Microsoft had learned after buying Hotmail, during the years in which it beat its head against its operating system to try to make it do what FreeBSD had been doing successfully on the site for years. Based on the service outage notices folks saw recently at Microsoft.com, the lesson wasn't apparently taught across the broad range of MSFT's web services team.
Who would have guessed?