Microsoft May Not Be Ready for the Cloud

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There are outages, and then there are outages. Recently, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) suffered the latter when software intended to update key servers in one of the company's data centers instead overheated the system. Safeguards shut down the troubled area, leaving some users without online email service for the better part of 16 hours.

Should investors worry? A little, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova, if only because the length of the disruption is unlike anything we've seen from cloud veterans (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) , each of which has suffered issues of its own in recent months.

Click the video to get Tim's full perspective, and then be sure to leave a comment in the box below to let us know what you think.

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  • Report this Comment On March 27, 2013, at 8:27 AM, TMFMileHigh wrote:


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Tim Beyers

Tim Beyers first began writing for the Fool in 2003. Today, he's an analyst for Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova. At, he covers disruptive ideas in technology and entertainment, though you'll most often find him writing and talking about the business of comics. Find him online at or send email to For more insights, follow Tim on Google+ and Twitter.

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