Some Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Activation resources

We know that product activation can be a very complicated thing to figure out for developers, where environements are constantly torn down and rebuilt, and activations are not unlimited. I was just alerted of a few more resources that you may find useful:Product Activation in Development Environments for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Volume Activation:…


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…


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…


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…