Here is the latest update from Microsoft Azure about the storage outage experienced yesterday.  

(February 23, 8 a.m. ET): The Compute service is fully back to normal operations, as well, according to the dashboard. Here’s the latest message:

“On Friday, February 22 at 12:44 PM PST, Storage experienced a worldwide outage impacting HTTPS traffic due to an expired SSL certificate. This did not impact HTTP traffic. We have executed repair steps to update SSL certificate on the impacted clusters and have recovered to over 99% availability across all sub-regions. We will continue monitoring the health of the Storage service and SSL traffic for the next 24 hrs. Customers may experience intermittent failures during this period. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our customers.”