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Another Exchange Ouch

It wasn't too long ago that the online version of Exchange went down longer than all of Mike Tyson's opponents put together.

Whoops. Exchange went down again more recently, this time for three hours. That may not seem like much, but the marathon record now stands at under two hours and four minutes. Apocalypse Now, a long movie in its day, was only 153 minutes long, and the 1989 Tour de France was won by only eight seconds.

And if your boss is staring down your neck wondering how much work you're doing, three hours without e-mail is an eternity.

Have you had any cloud outages? And if so, how did you react? Send me an e-mail at -- and if it shows up late, I'll blame it on Exchange. (And if you know who beat whom in 1989 and how, also message me at

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/26/2011 at 12:47 PM


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