VS 2008 launch information for MSDN Subscribers, as well as Download Manager issues – new DLM expected later today

As you may have seen on blog and forum posts, Microsoft is using two content delivery networks for delivery of bits to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers with the intent that this will increase availability and reliability of downloads and balance loads between the systems during the high demand periods following last weeks VS 2008 launch. In the first…


Updates on Akamail DLM Issues – one patch already out. New version coming to address other issues.

Akamai has been actively working on patches for the various issues we/you have identified when attempting to access VS 2008 files from Top Subscriber Downloads. They rolled out one small patch on Wednesday, November 21 that addressed the issue where the DLM was deleting the file when the user download window expired. Following that rollout,…


Visual Studio 2008 is now live on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

As of 0900 (PST) on Monday November 19, 2007. You have two avenues to download the files you are entitled to 1. Top Subscriber Downloads (make sure to allow popups)  2. Suscriber Downloads and Product Keys link   Enjoy! 4:30 PM UPDATE – Sorry for getting some of you so excited. I did NOT realize that not all…


Look for Visual Studio 2008 Downloads on Top Subscriber Downloads – Coming Soon

Visual Studio 2008 is anticipated out very soon, with availability for Subscribers. Check out the “Top Subscriber Downloads” area on http://msdn2.microsoft.com/subscriptions for VS 2008 downloads. You will also be able to access these downloads by clicking on the Subscriber Downloads and Product Keys links that take you to all of your downloads. We are using two different…


11008 Errors conversion to 11009 Errors

Sorry for the slow responses, but I am out with a really nasty cold/flu bug. Yes – some of you have seen your 11008 Errors convert to 11009 Errors. In the patch deployed over the weekend (actually it was Monday I think), the new code moved authentication calls to a different event, as there are multiple…


If you are attending TechEd Developer Week – come by and say hello

If you are at TechEd EMEA Developer Week come visit the MSDN Subscriptions and MSDN Online booths. At the Subscriptions booth, we will be conducting some informal usability work for the UPCOMING replacement for the Subscriber Downloads and Product Keys functionality (expected to release in Q1 CY08). Come take a look and give us your…


More downtime next weekend, 11008 patch application, new FTM Client

This upcoming weekend, Nove 10-11, there will be some intermittent unavailability of MSDN Subscriber Downloads again for several system updated and patch applications.   11008 ERROR PATCH APPLICATION These will include the application of a patch that should address one of the known causes of the 11008 Error many of you have been suffering with….


Current issues with access to MSDN and TechNet Subscriber Downloads

  We are aware that some Subscribers have recently become unable to access Subscriber Downloads, receiving Error Code 11008 when attempting to gain access.   During recent system maintenance, changes were made that have created issues with access from some Subscribers’ systems.  It is not an option to roll back these changes, so work is…


11008 Errors – some positive movement to share

The dev teams have made some positive progress on identifying fixes for the 11008 errors. They are coordinating with all the impacted systems to coordinate dev and test environments. They are still unsure whether the code updates being implemented will address all sources of this error. Monitoring post fix will have to be our indication…