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Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Visual Studio 11 Beta, and Windows Server 8 Beta - Now Live on Subscriber Downloads

MSDN Subscribers can start downloading now from: http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads/

Author: Andrew Brenner Date: 02/29/2012

Subscriber Portal Performance Fix

Since the launch of the new portal, there’s been intermittent slow performance on Subscriber...

Author: Andrew Brenner Date: 02/07/2012

The New MSDN Subscriber Portal is Live!

Mark Curphey here (@curphey on Twitter) I am delighted to say that we have just released the new...

Author: Mark Curphey Date: 12/09/2011

MSDN-Technet Subscriptions Beta to end on November 16

I want to let you know that the MSDN-TechNet Subscriptions 2.0 Beta will end on November 16. The...

Author: Bob Vogt Date: 11/10/2011

Update on the Azure download issues

Bob Vogt here. As Mark mentioned in his last post, we've been investigating the download issues that...

Author: Bob Vogt Date: 09/22/2011

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview - Now Available for MSDN Subscribers

Mark Curphey here (@curphey) We have just published the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview files...

Author: Mark Curphey Date: 09/14/2011

Investigating Azure Downloads Issues

Mark Curphey here We are actively investigating intermittent reports of slow download speeds and...

Author: Mark Curphey Date: 09/07/2011

Quick Update on Subscriber Downloads

Hey Everyone, Just a quick update today on that super-fast Azure CDN Mark was talking about in his...

Author: Mike Kinsman Date: 08/19/2011

A Quick Update on the New Download System and beta improvements

A quick update on my last post notifying users that we temporarily switched back to the old download...

Author: Mark Curphey Date: 07/29/2011

Download System Notification

We are investigating some reported cases of intermitent issues in very specific circumstances with...

Author: Mark Curphey Date: 07/26/2011

MSDN & TechNet Subscriptions 2.0 Experience Preview

Mark Curphey here (@curphey on Twitter and http://www.curphey.com on the web)  I am the Group...

Author: Mark Curphey Date: 06/30/2011

Scheduled Maintenance Tonight

Hey Everyone, Just a quick note: we are conducting maintenance on Subscriber Downloads starting...

Author: Mike Kinsman Date: 06/10/2011

Who moved My Product Keys?

We’re working on some big improvements that you’ll be seeing in the coming months, but...

Author: Andrew Brenner Date: 05/24/2011

Get up to $3,100 in Annual Windows Azure platform benefits at no extra charge

Just in case you missed Soma’s Happy 1st Birthday, Visual Studio 2010! blog post on April 12th, if...

Author: Mark Curphey Date: 05/17/2011

Want to Participate in Our Research Study ?

In June, we will be conducting a series of focus groups and usability studies in San Jose &...

Author: Mark Curphey Date: 05/17/2011

RSS Feed of New Downloads – We Got That

Mark Curphey here again (@curphey on Twitter) I was in a meeting with a senior person in the company...

Author: Mark Curphey Date: 05/16/2011

Would You Like to Download VM’s ?

Mark Curphey here again (@curphey on Twitter and www.curphey.com on the web) This Friday post is a...

Author: Mark Curphey Date: 05/13/2011

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...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 08/20/2009

Wave 2 of Windows 7 Client and Windows Server 2008 R2 - NOW LIVE ON MSDN SUBSCRIBER DOWNLOADS!

Here you go!

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 08/14/2009

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...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 08/06/2009

Windows 7 RTM bit now live on Subscriber Downloads

Enjoy! https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/securedownloads/default.aspx?pv=36:350 and alternate...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 08/06/2009

Windows 7 RTM - coming soon

Reposting for higher visibility: We have had almost 100 unposted comments asking what time we will...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 08/06/2009

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 - some more details for Subscribers

Several of you have asked for some additional details on the launch, in terms of waves and...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 07/30/2009

When will Subscribers get Windows 7 RTM? August 6th.

I'm sure many people have seen this post, but for those who haven't, here is official word, straight...

Author: Mike Kinsman Date: 07/22/2009

Windows 7 RTM Information - in case you did not see this

check out the Windows Team Blog post about Windows 7 RTM:...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 07/14/2009

Downloading and Installing VS 2010 Beta 1 Video

Episode 20: Downloading and Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 is here!...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 05/20/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 - AVAILABLE NOW on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

Experience the Visual Studio 2010 beta now Read more about how to give us feedback at the Visual...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 05/18/2009

It's Alive!

We just published the RC bits for Windows 7! More details to follow...2009/04/30 11:55pm PDT -...

Author: Chris Deluca Date: 04/30/2009

Windows 7 RC on track for release to Subscribers on April 30th

You may have seen on the Windows 7 Blog, but it is now confirmed that the Windows 7 RC is on track...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 04/25/2009

MSDN Subscriptions web site - February 2009 release

Some of you may or may not have noticed our February release go out last week. The release itself is...

Author: Chris Deluca Date: 03/11/2009

MSDN Subscribers: Windows 7 Beta Downloads, Keys, and Providing Feedback

Many of you have successfully found the Windows 7 Beta Downloads and Keys, but some have not. Also,...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 01/09/2009

Windows 7 has been posted!

Demand for Windows 7 Beta has been strong so far! If you have already downloaded the bits, we look...

Author: Mike Kinsman Date: 01/08/2009

MSDN Subscriptions Website Overhaul

Notice anything different? The MSDN Subscriptions website has been updated. These updates are...

Author: Kathy[msft] Date: 12/17/2008

New Subscriptions RSS Feeds!

Today the Subscriptions team is launching new RSS feeds for newly posted items in MSDN, TechNet, and...

Author: Mike Kinsman Date: 11/21/2008

InstaSurvey 7002 (Newly Added Subscriber Files) RESULTS

http://blogs.msdn.com/msdnsubscriptions/archive/2008/09/25/it-is-time-for-another-survey-instasurvey...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 11/07/2008

Subscriptions sign in and Windows LiveId issues should be completely resolved now

As I have posted elsewhere, fixes for all of our Subscriptions web site and Windows LiveId sign in...

Author: Chris Deluca Date: 10/28/2008

Are you having LiveId/downloading issues?

There have been multiple posts by people that all claim something similar: “…I am properly signed in...

Author: Chris Deluca Date: 10/09/2008

Subscriptions Downloads and Personalization issue resolved - Last Updated: 2008/10/04 @ 7:41pm PST

7:41pm :: We have received notification from our Ops team that the failure on our servers has been...

Author: Chris Deluca Date: 10/04/2008

If you get the "Windows LiveID is unavailable" message.....

Clear your cookies, close all open browser instances and try again. Occasionally there is an issue...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 10/03/2008

It is time for another Survey. InstaSurvey 7002 - "Newly Added"

We really appreciate the great feedback that the Subscriber community has provided on the new...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 09/26/2008

Subscribers will not be able to download Saturday during scheduled maintenance

Due to scheduled maintenance activities this weekend, MSDN, TechNet, and Expression Subscribers will...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 09/19/2008

InstaSurvey 7002 - New Subscriber Downloads content display

The subscriber community provided GREAT feedback and suggestions on the design of the new subscriber...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 09/16/2008

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...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 09/10/2008

Subscribers will have limited site functionality this weekend [COMPLETE]

Due to scheduled release activities for the authorization systems this weekend, MSDN, TechNet, and...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 09/04/2008

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 files are also now available

From Top Subscriber Downloads list on lower left of...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 08/11/2008

SQL Server 2008 Now Available on Subscriber Downloads

If you haven't noticed.... English downloads are available now and additional languages will be...

Author: SubscriptionsBlogger2 Date: 08/06/2008

Meet with me using Live Meeting!

The Doctor is: OUT I have left the support stand. I will schedule more Live Meeting sessions very...

Author: Chris Deluca Date: 07/30/2008

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