Windows Vista Availability for MSDN Subscribers: Friday November 17th. (Office 2007 available now)

Vista site on MSDNI had a zillion people ask me today when the Vista release will be available for download by MSDN subscribers.  Actually I had a jarbled message on my voicemail I couldn't make out, so it could have been a zillion and one.

Vista is scheduled to be available for download through the MSDN Subscriptions Downloads service on Friday November 17th.

That's this Friday.  Hooray!

Office 2007 RTM has been available for download through the same service since last Sunday.


[Friday update: It's there! 🙂 ]

Comments (20)

  1. Petter says:

    Do you know if it will be available through MSDN AA (Academic Alliance) at the same date? (Question one zillion and two) 🙂

  2. Prathul Prabhakar says:

    When will Vista be available for MSDNAA subscribers? I am a student partner from India. Will Microsoft be giving Vista to student partners as it happened with XP?

  3. Prathul Prabhakar says:

    Please post me a reply to . I am really curious to know.

  4. Marc Simkin says:

    When will the Office Servers be available?  I understand that they RTM’ed at the same time as the Office Pro applications.

  5. RobBurke says:

    Petter and Prathul, I am checking on this for you right now.  Marc, I’ve had that question asked internally as well and am subscribed to a list whre I should hopefully find an answer soon.  Sorry I don’t have the answers!

  6. RobBurke says:

    Petter and Prathul — I’ve been told that Vista business version is scheduled to be available over MSDNAA as of Friday.  Enjoy!

  7. Prathul says:

    Thank you very much!!!

  8. ccutrer says:

    "scheduled to be available over MSDNAA as of Friday" — but not. :'(

  9. Petter says:

    Thanks for investigating it for us. But unfortunately it is not in my listing 🙁

  10. Jones says:

    Well, no Vista for me either.

    Guess we will have to wait.

  11. ccutrer says:

    From MSDNAA support:


    This is in response to your email regarding Windows Vista for your MSDN Academic Alliance membership.

    We apologize for the inconvenience. Windows Vista is not available for download from the MSDN Academic Alliance Subscriber Download website. At this time, there is no set date for the availability of Windows Vista on the MSDN Academic Alliance download site. Please check the web site periodically for updates on the download for Windows Vista.

    Please check the Subscribers Download webpage periodically for updates.

    If there is anything else we can do for you, please let us know.  Thank you for contacting Microsoft.


  12. Keith Teare says:

    Has MSDN download been suspended. I got to 99% and then was disconnected. Since then the Vista download has disappeared.


  13. RobBurke says:

    Keith – sorry to hear that it isn’t working out. I’ve heard mixed reports today (Friday) – I’m sure this is because it is currently being rolled out around the world.  Try back over the weekend and please do let me know how you get on.  I will be following this internally.

  14. Ni says:

    No luck here with MSDN AA. The website still lacks Vista.

  15. RobBurke says:

    Guys, we are hearing the same thing internally about MSDNAA.  I am following the discussion internally and will update you here when there’s a change.

  16. RobBurke says:

    Guys — just got an MSDNAA update: "Very, very soon."  They are working out one final issue around the activation keys for MSDNAA.  

  17. Jamie says:

    Thanks a lot for the update.  I look forward to trying out Vista soon.

  18. Jon says:

    it still hasn’t shown up on my AA site?

  19. Petter says:

    Just a little update I got via mail from Microsoft for everyone:

    "Thank you for your interest in Windows Vista! Windows Vista Business Edition is not yet available for download at this time. Expected time for availability is December 1st, 2006 however this product will only be available in your ELMS site by the new year Once this product is available in your ELMS site we will send a notice to your program administrator."

  20. Bob says:

    Will Windows Vista Ultimate Edition debut as well? Or is it just the Business Edition for us MSDNAA folk?

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