For me, C9 performance and reliability has always been abysmal, and it has always been the worst site I use.

 

Given its role (effectively, a “behind the scenes” technical evangelism) it’s emblematic of a serious problem within MS:

 

FAILURE TO RECOGNISE AND ADDRESS BAD PR, BEFORE IT DOES MAJOR DAMAGE.

 

Here we have a site that is targeting technical-minded people, and potential customers, basically screaming out: *DON’T USE ASP.NET*.

 

The technical reality of the cause is irrelevant, the perception is what matters here, and it’s all bad... *REALLY* bad.

 

It’s not as if MS lacks for funds, or lacks for talent... but it apparently lacks the ability to recognise “marketing disaster” even when staring it in the face.

 

A “we’ll fix it in the next version” solution, should not be acceptable to MS, and the current site should be fixed *NOW*.