MSDN Subscription - too many disks?

If you've been frustrated by the sheer number of DVD's or CD's in your MSDN Subscrition, I've got some interesting news for you.  We are taking some products out.

As an outcome of the agreement between Sun Microsystems and Microsoft, products containing the Microsoft Virtual Machine (MSJVM), including Visual Studio® 6.0 and Windows® 2000, will cease to be available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads from late December 2005. Existing users of MSJVM are encouraged to make any required downloads prior to their removal. Support for existing users will extend until December 31st 2007. Further information is available at http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/java/.

The list of products that will be removed from MSDN subscriptions is:

  • Application Center 2000
  • BizTalk Server 2000
  • Commerce Server 2000
  • Commerce Server 2000
  • Resource Kit Embedded Visual Tools 3.0 (2002 Edition)
  • Exchange Server 5.5 & 2000
  • ISA Server 2000
  • MS Plus! 98
  • FrontPage 2000
  • Server Extensions Handheld PC 2000 SDK
  • Site Server 3
  • Small Business Server 2000
  • SNA Server 4.0
  • Service Pack 3 & Service Pack 4
  • System Management Server 2
  • Visual C++ (Alpha Systems)
  • Visual FoxPro 6.0
  • Visual SourceSafe 6.0c & 6.0d
  • Visual Studio 6.0
  • Windows CE Toolkit for Visual C++ 6.0
  • Windows CE SDKs & DDKs
  • Infrared Communications for Windows 95 DDK
  • DCOM for Windows 95 v1.1
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 DDK
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 2000 DDK
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows NT 4.0 DDK
  • System Stress for Windows NT 4.0 & Windows 2000

These products will be removed both from the pressed media you receive each month AND from MSDN Subscriber Downloads from today (December 16).

More information can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/msdnsubscriptions/archive/2005/11/18/494716.aspx and at http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/java/