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Just checked what that 'Live Share' button on my newly installed VS2019 is about, and me think it is a great opportunity for OG to remove that ugly comment about 'we can't see...' and go into a live collaboration session with QA questioners...
A new area I would say...
"The only place where Success comes before Work is in the dictionary." Vidal Sassoon, 1928 - 2012
SmarterASP and MyWindowsHosting; both one and the same, are catastrophically down- for several hours apparently.
When I found out, I simply re-pointed my domains to my development area in Azure. Time down less than 5 minutes. I am not super concerned about it as I am up and running. Nothing like having a copy of my content and data locally.
Apparently this is not the case for others, as evidenced by social media pages; who do not have their DBs or content backed up. A steady stream of whining about how they are going to look bad because of the poor choices they made- mainly having no disaster and recovery plan that could be easily implemented. The thousands of dollars they are losing. The threats of class action lawsuits.
There is no official word on the cause and estimated time of system restoration. There is conjecture that they are infected with some crypto-locker, or a DDOS. I could give a crap, as while there will me a marginal increase in my cost, I am still running strong
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Yes, and for each hour they are down they will credit your account for a free month
That's all good for saving a few dollars, but if your site is down then it's down.
same as some airlines if a flight is cancelled they give you a free flight later etc, but you've still missed your appointment haven't you? you've missed a deal, a funeral, a wedding.
your site is down you've potentially missed a huge sale, you've lost or put out customers that depend on you, you've not been able to keep your promise to your users. you may get a "whole free month" from microsoft (or amazon, google...) but does that mean because of your 100, 1000, 10000 clients missing out you then give them a free month?
failure is failure, for some the token recompense is OK, but for some it's really not good enough. they need to have their fail-over servers, connections, sites etc.
1 month free from [pick-your-multi-billion-dollar-provider], woohoo NOT!
They've suckered you into a for them [let's face it] zero cost "response" to their failure
...AND passed the true FULL cost and FULL responsibility for THEIR failure ON YOU.
Yeah I know everywhere is the same, just saying the "1 month for 1 hour" is in reality no better than those that give you nothing.