Some issues from last weekend’s release have been reported

Teams are actively working to resolve a few types of reported issues, most related to the MSDN Subscription Benefit Administration tool. An update will be posted on this blog once the issues are resolved. Please contact MSDN Support (http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/aa948875.aspx) if you encounter issues with your subscription.


Downloads unavailability starting last Friday

Hello everyone – just wanted to post a quick note. As many of you figured out (along with me on Saturday night), Subscriber Downloads and Product Keys were not available all weekend. There was a downtime to complete some system work that had been started four weeks ago, and the fact that the completion work this weekend…


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…


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 – a status update

There is an increase in activity going on to identify and resolve the conditions that are resulting in the 11008 errors that some MSDN and TechNet Subscribers are experiiencing when attempting to access Subscriber Downloads. Several dev teams are working together and there is some new traction. There are also some working theories about possible…