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    elmer

    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*.