Azure has been having a string of reliability issues lately:
- Global VM and storage outage worldwide (with EU region being the longest affected)
- VSO outage
- We had an issue with Azure Websites and being unable to swap two deployment slots, with extremely poor support and time to resolution / SLA
- VSO outage, again
Within a month or so, I've seen more issues on Azure since its inception.
I'm not quite sure what's going on but it's really hard to be pro-Microsoft this month...