It seems that Microsoft's decision to hold its first analyst meeting in two years at its Bellevue, Washington office was hit by technical difficulties. During the middle of a presentation by the company's chief operating officer Kevin Turner, the live stream of the meeting was cut off.
As it turns out, the issue was power, or the lack of it. In a post on the Microsoft News Twitter page, the company stated:
Fuse blew in the building. Power went down. Should be restored shortly— Microsoft News (@MSFTnews) September 19, 2013
Because the power outage affected the live stream of the event to the people who could not attend, (including members of the press) Microsoft decided to halt the proceedings in Bellevue while it could be fixed. The power outage, and the interruption in the live stream, lasted for about 30 minutes or so.
However, the meeting then resumed with the next part of the session, which was a technology panel with several members of Microsoft's team. The company said that Turner's full presentation, which was interrupted by the blown fuse, will be uploaded to Microsoft's investor website in the very near future.