Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Mar 2012 22:53 UTC, submitted by judgen
Microsoft The outage on Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform that caused the government's G-Cloud service to go offline was the result of a calculation error caused by the extra day in February due to the leap year. Writing on the Azure blog the firm's corporate vice president for service and cloud, Bill Laing, said while the firm had still to fully determine the cause of the issue, the extra date in the month appeared the most likely cause.
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I don't get it!
by AnythingButVista on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 14:20 UTC
AnythingButVista
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2008-08-27

We've been having leap years long before computers were invented. We have one every four years. None of my Android devices had problems on February 29 or March 1st. Even Windows didn't have problems with the extra day. How can Microsoft's Azure division drop the ball so miserably with something so simple, for which there's plenty of source code sample on how to handle?!

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