Windows Vista is live! Office 2007 product keys on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

We’ll it’s shortly after midnight on Friday morning, November 17 and Windows Vista is live on MSDN Subscriber Downloads at  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…


Office 2007 now available from MSDN Subscriber Downloads!

Office 2007 is now live and available to all MSDN Premium subscribers from MSDN Subscriber Downloads at  The following software editions and languages are now available: Office Professional 2007 (English, German, Japanese) Office Project Professional 2007 (English, Japanese) Office Visio Professional 2007 (English, Japanese) Office Groove 2007 (English, Japanese) Office InfoPath (English, Japanese) Office InterConnect…


Windows Vista RC2 is Now Available!

We’re getting close!  Windows Vista RC2 (build 5744) is now available to active MSDN subscribers on MSDN Subscriber Downloads.  Sign in today at to download Windows Vista RC2 in English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish.  We also anticipate adding x64 editions and English checked builds in the coming days, so, if those are your preference, sign up…


Windows Vista RC1 is now available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

We are pleased to bring you Windows Vista RC1 on MSDN Subscriber Downloads.  As of this post, the x86 editions in English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, and Arabic are available to all active MSDN Operating Systems, Professional, and Premium subscribers.  We will also be adding the x64 editions along with Checked/Debug builds and a new…


Exchange Server 2007 Beta 2 and DVD Offerings

Exchange Server 2007 Beta 2 recently released to MSDN Subscriber Downloads, and you may have noticed that they’re fairly large files, with many approaching 1 GB in size.  And Exchange Server isn’t the only one: the recent Vista Betas and CTPs have been released as DVD images, and many future releases will also make their…


Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2

We recently became aware that the final build of Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 that was provided to you via MSDN Subscriber Downloads contained some inconsistencies in the product.   As Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 has only just released from Microsoft and is not yet generally available, the scope of this concern for our partners and customers is very…


Windows Vista July 2006 CTP now available!

MSDN Subscriptions is pleased to bring you the Windows Vista July 2006 CTP (Build 5472).  The July CTP is now available from MSDN Subscriber Downloads.  We will be offering English and German x86 and x64 editions, as well as English Checked builds of each edition and the latest SDK and WDK to further your development efforts….


Windows Server 2003 SP2 Beta 1 and Windows Vista build 5456

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Beta Program Now Open Microsoft and MSDN Subscriptions invite you to participate in the beta program for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2).  SP2 will include all security-related updates, a range of fixes to top customer issues, and increased reliability.  Using your Microsoft Passport account, apply for the beta…


TechEd 2006 and Other Items

Wow!  It’s been a big week keeping up with the announcements coming out of TechEd and all of the new product content that’s been released recently.  And knowing the interest it’s generating, I want you to know that I anticipate having the new Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals CTP available from MSDN Subscriber…


The Betas are here! The Betas are here!

Windows Vista Beta 2 and 2007 Office System Beta 2 are now available for immediate download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads.   Be among the first to download Vista and Office by signing in above.  Once authenticated, you can begin the download.   Note that this build of Windows Vista Beta 2 contains functionality to unlock…