That's life, as Frank Sinatra once sang. Microsoft(s msft) Azure Storage was named the world's best public cloud storage service on Tuesday, then crashes and burns on Friday.
Here are a few of the posts to the Windows Azure status dashboard:
22-Feb-13 · 9:45 PM UTC
Access Control v2, Service Bus, WindowsAzure.com and WebSites services are impacted by Storage service degradation worldwide.