Microsoft BPOS Admin UX Fail

December 08, 2010 - bpos microsoft ux-fail

Attempting to verify a domain for Microsoft BPOS (cloud-hosted Exchange & Sharepoint) and this gem pops up.

Domain Verification Error

Giving multiple possible reasons for failure without indicating which one it was is pure laziness on the part of the developer. There is no way I can tell if the domain has been validated by someone else - that's information that only Microsoft has. A modicum of extra effort to detect mistyped CNAME records would also significantly add to the usability of this process.