We’ll it’s shortly after midnight on Friday morning, November 17 and Windows Vista is live on MSDN Subscriber Downloads at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/. Currently, the English builds are available and we’re in the process of adding additional language versions to the site. Traffic is already building steadily.
For those of you who downloaded Office 2007 recently (or plan to in the very near future), please be aware of a unusual situation we have with some of the product keys. I’ve pasted some information below from the MSDN Subscriptions Announcements page in an effort to create more awareness of this situation.
Office 2007 Product Keys from Subscriber Downloads
Many Office 2007 applications were recently posted to Subscriber Downloads, however a unique product key was not posted for each product. Although these product keys are worth 11 activations, once a product key is used to activate a particular Office application, it can only be used to activate additional installations of the same application. For example, a single key was posted for Office Project 2007 and Office Visio 2007, however once the product key is used to activate an Office Project 2007 installation, it can only be used to activate other Office Project 2007 installations.
Additional product keys are expected to made available from the Subscriber Downloads’ Product Keys page on Tuesday November 21st, 2006. When the additional product keys are posted:
· The existing Office 2007 Desktop Programs keys will be renamed to be the key for Office SharePoint Designer 2007. If you have already used this key to activate a different desktop program, please make a note to swap the two keys. For example, if you activated an Office Groove 2007 installation with the original Desktop Applications key, please use the new Office Groove 2007 key to activate any Office SharePoint 2007 installations.
· The Project Professional 2007 / Visio Professional 2007 key will be renamed to be the key for Project Professional 2007. Again, if you already used this key to activate Visio Professional 2007, you will have to use the new Visio Professional 2007 key to activate any Project Professional 2007 installations.
If you require an additional product key before November 21st, please contact MSDN customer service.
The following groups of products are affected by this issue:
Product Key: Office 2007 Desktop Programs
Office Groove 2007, Office InfoPath 2007, Office InterConnect 2007, Office OneNote 2007, Office Access 2007, Office Outlook 2007, Office Publisher 2007, Office SharePoint Designer 2007
Office Project Professional 2007, Office Visio Professional 2007
As indicated above, we anticipate having the additional keys on the site next Tuesday, November 21 and appreciate your patience as we enable the additional keys. They should be in place just in time for you to download the new bits and get a few keys before heading out for a long Thanksgiving weekend (well, here in the states, anyway).
Program Manager, MSDN Subscriptions