Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM – some follow up

We see that everyone seems to be getting their bits and keys ok for Windows 7. Demand has been phenomenal, and WWW traffic overall today very high, so speeds may be a bit slower than you are used to. There have been several follow up questions I thought I would address:   Windows Server 2008…


Windows 7 RTM bit now live on Subscriber Downloads

Enjoy! https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/securedownloads/default.aspx?pv=36:350    and alternate download location (through Akamai):   https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/securedownloads/bb608344.aspx     8PM Update Early this evening, due to continued high demand for Windows 7 RTM bits, we made some changes to move traffic for the Enterprise and Ultimate bits over to Akamai. Some of you have noticed the Download links grayed out, but maybe did…


Windows 7 RTM – coming soon

Reposting for higher visibility: We have had almost 100 unposted comments asking what time we will post Windows 7 RTM.  Rather than posting them all, I’ll just say that we will make some announcements when it is made available for download.  You can also monitor the Subscriptions RSS feed for notification when the bits are…


Windows 7 RC on track for release to Subscribers on April 30th

You may have seen on the Windows 7 Blog, but it is now confirmed that the Windows 7 RC is on track to be released to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers on April 30th, with broader public availability on May 5th. You might also be interested in some of the linked details: Changes since Beta and more changes since…


Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 files are also now available

From Top Subscriber Downloads list on lower left of http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/default.aspx of from: http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx?PV=18:100:ALL:en:ALL for the English files, although many languages are avalailable if you change the language filters.  


VL Subscribers with multiple download benefits not able to see all downloads – fixed last Friday

For VL subscribers that have multiple download benefits, you were only seeing downloads and keys associated with one of those benefits. This was fixed late last week. If you click the Downloads link at the top of the page, it will still show downloads that match the first subscription in your list of several. In order to see…


Windows XP SP3 Patch now available to MSDN Subscribers – through Top Downloads list

  We are pleased to announce that “update only” Windows XP SP3 bits in all languages are now available on MSDN via the Top Downloads location.  Please read the directions in that section or on our FAQ about using Top Downloads.  Windows XP SP3 includes previously released updates for the operating system, as well as…


‘New in Downloads’ List is NOW LIVE

There are now links to a list of New Subscriber Downloads on the MSDN Subscriptions Home Page and the MSDN Subscriber Downloads Page. The links are live on the English pages now and they will be added to the international sites in the next few days. We will update the list when we publish batches of new…


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…