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  • Blog Post: Scheduled Maintenance Tonight

    Hey Everyone, Just a quick note: we are conducting maintenance on Subscriber Downloads starting 9:30pm tonight (US West Coast time), and lasting until 4:30am tomorrow morning (again, US West Coast Time). During the outage, customers will see errors when attempting to view or claim any product keys...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Subscribers will have limited site functionality this weekend [COMPLETE]

    Due to scheduled release activities for the authorization systems this weekend, MSDN, TechNet, and Expression Subscribers will not be able to use any of their online Subscription benefits, such as downloading files, or viewing or claiming keys. The Subscriber sites will be available for access, but functionality...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server - a follow up

    Several of you have been asking about if and when Windows Home Server would be available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads. My last post on this indicated that discussions were still underway, but that it looked promising that it wold be added. Unfortunately it is not going to be made available for MSDN...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Another maintenance window starting this Friday Oct 12

    There will be some additional maintenance work going on starting this Friday for the Subscriber Downloads impacting content availability. This work will be performed in two phases starting Friday evening at 5PM (US PDT). Phase 1 will be from 5PM - 10PM on Friday Oct 12 (US PDT), lasting 5 hours. During...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Subscriber Downloads Database Update COMPLETE

    The scheduled downtime for Subscriber Downloads for a database upgrade was completed this morning at 6AM PDT.
  • Blog Post: MSDN Subscriber Downloads will be UNAVAILABLE this weekend for DB Upgrade

    The system that hosts the MSDN and TechNet Subscriber Downloads content will be unavailable intermittently over this weekend for a database upgrade. Start: Friday, October 5th, 2007 5:00 PM PDT End: Monday, October 8th, 2007 2:00 AM PDT Duration: 57 hours Impacted Services: Subscribers...
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