I'm not surprised with this. I feel like that for Microsoft, Azure is marketing rather than technology. They put just enough effort into building something out to say they have the technology, but they don't finish it or make it robust. Some tools are good, but not most. Whenever I google something, I get pages & pages of articles saying how great Azure is and how much everyone loves it. When I talk to fellow developers in person, the general opinion is that it sucks. Marketing probably wanted them to take the site down so that all the messed up stuff wasn't documented in a central location.