Microsoft Advertising adCenter API Sandbox Feature Status

I am writing to give some additional details on our adCenter Sandbox environment upgrade. The last sandbox feature updates were completed in February. We continue to deploy patches and system upgrades as appropriate. As we release new components to the production environment, such changes are not yet being applied to the sandbox. Thus, the new…


CANCELED: Microsoft Advertising adCenter API Sandbox Maintenance Saturday 8/27 – Sunday 8/28

UPDATE: This scheduled maintenance did not happen, stay tuned to the blog for updates on when it will be rescheduled. ——————— All versions for the Microsoft Advertising adCenter API will experience maintenance downtime starting at 10pm PST on Saturday, August 27th to 6am PST Sunday, August 28th. While the Sandbox environment will not be available, the API Production environment will operate as…


Microsoft Advertising adCenter API Version 6 Will Sunset on September 30th, 2011

As of September 30, 2011, adCenter API Version 6 will no longer be supported in the Sandbox or Production environments. If you are still running adCenter API Version 6, we recommend that you begin upgrading as soon as possible to give yourself time to be code complete before the sunset. Two upgrade paths are available…


Upgrade Today: Microsoft Advertising adCenter API Version 8 is Now Available

The newest features of Microsoft adCenter Veresion 8 are now available in the API Production environment. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the new features and plan to upgrade your WSDLs to Version 8.  Here’s a quick look at the updates included in this release: Global Targeting offers you greater targeting control. The LanguageAndRegion elements…


POSTPONED: Scheduled Maintenance on Saturday 8/20 Will Impact the adCenter API

 UPDATE: This scheduled downtime has been postponed for a later date… stay tuned to the blog for updates as they become available. —————————————————————–  Microsoft Advertising adCenter will be undergoing scheduled maintenance that will impact the adCenter API from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. PDT on Saturday, August 20th. Here’s what you need to know… During…


UPDATED: Learn About the Features in adCenter API Version 8 Through Our Webcast on Thursday, August 18th

UPDATE 8/23/2011: If you weren’t able to attend the August 18th webcast to learn about the new v8 features, now’s your chance to get caught up; a recording of the webcast is now available Mark your Outlook calendar where our API experts will not only walk through the latest feature available in v8, but will…


Microsoft Advertising adCenter API Sandbox Environment Downtime: August 2nd and 3rd

All environments for the Microsoft Advertising adCenter API will experience maintenance downtime starting at 8pm PST on Tuesday, August 2nd to 8am PST Wednesday, August 3rd. While the Sandbox environment will not be available, the API Production environment will operate as usual and ads will continue to serve. If you have any questions, please visit the API Forum. Thanks for reading!…


Learn About the New Features in Upcoming adCenter API Version 8

The Microsoft Advertising adCenter API Version 8 will be available in the Production environment in August. Version 8 includes new and updated features to help you better manage your search and content advertising: Global Targeting offers you greater targeting control. The LanguageAndRegion elements are divided into separate Language and PublisherCountries elements, allowing fo rmore specific…


Coming Soon: More Improvements to Microsoft Advertising adCenter API Campaign Budgeting

You told us adCenter’s budgeting options were too complicated and difficult to manage. The manner in which your search marketing dollars were going to be dispersed was not always clear nor consistent. We’re continuing to make changes to our budget options that will make managing your campaign budgets easier. This month, we will make another…


Microsoft Advertising API Maintenance 7/23 from 11AM-7 PM PDT

    On Saturday, July 23, 2011, the adCenter web user interface, Desktop (Beta) and API will be unavailable from approximately 11:00 AM PDT to 7:00 PM PDT for routine system maintenance.  Users in all markets will be unable to access adCenter during this time.  Please note that campaigns will continue to run normally. We…