MSDN Subscriptions Website Overhaul

Notice anything different?  The MSDN Subscriptions website has been updated.  These updates are intended to make it easier for you to use your Subscription by improving the site navigation, page layout, and includes updates to the site content itself.  The new design has been launched in en-us to start and then in 2009, we’ll roll it…

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New Subscriptions RSS Feeds!

Today the Subscriptions team is launching new RSS feeds for newly posted items in MSDN, TechNet, and Expression Subscriptions.  These new feeds are always up to date, updated programmatically when new products are added to Subscriber Downloads.  The new feeds are also language specific, now you can sign up for one feed for each language…

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InstaSurvey 7002 (Newly Added Subscriber Files) RESULTS

http://blogs.msdn.com/msdnsubscriptions/archive/2008/09/25/it-is-time-for-another-survey-instasurvey-7002-newly-added.aspx  THANKS FOR YOUR FEEDBACK – HERE ARE THE RESULTS: For those of you that responded during the comment period, thank you for your feedback. Here is a summary of the feedback: Like/Dislike Stats: Like 11 Dislike 1 Comments/Suggestions, and [and any Microsoft comments]: Update the RSS more often [New fully programmatic RSS feeds are…


Subscriptions sign in and Windows LiveId issues should be completely resolved now

As I have posted elsewhere, fixes for all of our Subscriptions web site and Windows LiveId sign in issues have been installed into our production system.  If you still have issues signing into Windows LiveId and visiting the Subscriptions web sites, I’d love to hear from you – because you are experiencing a problem that…

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Are you having LiveId/downloading issues?

There have been multiple posts by people that all claim something similar:  “…I am properly signed in and have a LiveId (formerly known as Passport) but all of the download links are unavailable to me…”.  So far, my response to this problem has been “…clear your cookies, close your browser and try again…” – However,…

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Subscriptions Downloads and Personalization issue resolved – Last Updated: 2008/10/04 @ 7:41pm PST

7:41pm ::  We have received notification from our Ops team that the failure on our servers has been fully corrected.  All functionality has been restored.    1:36pm :: I’m seeing reports from users that things are coming back online.  Our operations team is still working on verifying the server, so you may see intermittent wonky behavior. 11:45am ::…

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It is time for another Survey. InstaSurvey 7002 – "Newly Added"

We really appreciate the great feedback that the Subscriber community has provided on the new Subscriber Downloads experience. We continue to plan and implement improvements. One area we continue to get requests is around displaying “Newly Added Downloads” integrated with the rest of the downloads user interface (UI). We have some mockups that we would like to…


Subscribers will not be able to download Saturday during scheduled maintenance

Due to scheduled maintenance activities this weekend, MSDN, TechNet, and Expression Subscribers will not be able to download files for several hours. The Subscriber sites will be available for access, and all other functionality will be available. Scheduled Start: Saturday 20 September 2008 08:00 (USA Pacific Time, GMT-8)Scheduled End: Saturday 20 September 2008 18:00 (USA…


InstaSurvey 7002 – New Subscriber Downloads content display

The subscriber community provided GREAT feedback and suggestions on the design of the new subscriber downloads experience that we released in July. We were able to incorporate many of your suggestions into the final design, and the feedback we received from you since we released the new downloads experience has been very positive.  We’re very glad…