New Subscriber Downloads and Product Keys UI is LIVE

As of 20:00 (8:00PM US PDT), the new Subscriber Downloads and Product Keys UI is live for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers. There are a few site-wide (all MSDN and TechNet) CSS issues that were noticed in advance of the release, that will continue to be looked into by the appropriate teams. Let us know what you…


New Subscriber Downloads and Product Keys UI – coming mid week

  April 10 0930AM (US PST): Deployment activities are now underway. We expect this will take several hours to fully complete – probably late afternoon or early evening (US PST).  ___________________________  In a post a few months back I told you about the improvements that Microsoft would be rolling out for Subscribers with a new Subscriber Downloads…


Blog posts….censorship?

So apparently some in the community are under the impression that blog posts in this community are censored – especially if the post is critical of Microsoft. That is *not* the case. However, anonymous posts do require a moderator to approve them. So…if the moderator goes on vacation, the posts aren’t updated.  As a matter…


Slipstream versions of Vista (WITH SP1) for several languages now available on Subscriber Downloads

  The first wave includes English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish versions of Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 are now available. These are available by clicking a Subscriber Downloads and Product Keys link from the Subscriptions Home page or the Subscriptions Management page – which takes you to the Subscriber downloads system. These are…


Downloads unavailability starting last Friday

Hello everyone – just wanted to post a quick note. As many of you figured out (along with me on Saturday night), Subscriber Downloads and Product Keys were not available all weekend. There was a downtime to complete some system work that had been started four weeks ago, and the fact that the completion work this weekend…


Windows Vista SP1 anticipated to be available to MSDN Subscribers by end of week (NOW LIVE Feb 14 0900 PST)

We heard you.  Look for it in the Top Downloads list by end of week, on http://msdn2.microsoft.com/subscriptions Feb 14 0900 (PDT) – NOW LIVE. Happy Valentines Day!  The SP1 patch is located in the Top Downloads list on the MSDN Subscriptions Home Page (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/subscriptions). To access it go to the page and sign in to…


MSDN Subscriber Downloads is changing

3/5/08 UPDATE: We did not launch the new platform last week as we had expected to. We decided we should delay because the data re-architecting and validation was taking longer than we had anticipated. Additionally we identified a few usability issues we felt should be addresed before the v1.0 launch. We don’t have a new launch date yet, but might have…


Windows Home Server – a follow up

Several of you have been asking about if and when Windows Home Server would be available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads. My last post on this indicated that discussions were still underway, but that it looked promising that it wold be added. Unfortunately it is not going to be made available for MSDN Subscribers at this time,…