Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

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RTM Bits on MSDN Friday Night?

If you're an MSDN subscriber, you should see an alert on your Subscriber Home page...

MSDN Subscriber Downloads Service Outage Notification
MSDN Subscriber Downloads will be unavailable from 7:00PM to 9:00PM Pacific time on Friday, November 10, 2006, for planned maintenance and upgrades. Both downloads and product keys will be unavailable, though downloads already in progress will not be interrupted. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Does that mean that Vista & Office will be on MSDN after 9PM PST on Friday? Hard to say with any certainty... but I don't think it's coincidence that they scheduled maintenance in the RTM + 7 day window.



  • Ben Watt said:

    The Technet Subscriber Downloads page has the exact same message. It's possibly just preparation for when Vista & Office become available on both pages, but you never know.

    November 9, 2006 4:30 AM
  • It would be nice if it were true, since it *is* possible now that the code has gone gold. I would be happy if we could do our final Vista testing before any of our customers start using it.

    November 9, 2006 9:33 AM
  • Chris said:

    The MVLS site also has the same outage notification message however i did a search and the Office 2007 Pro Plus and applications (and keys) are already there so i'm downloading now :D



    November 10, 2006 3:01 AM
  • Kelly White said:

    On Wednesday, Jim Allchin announced that Windows Vista has finally RTMed . Rumor has it that the RTM

    November 10, 2006 11:09 AM
  • weiqj said:

    Well, misleading. I waited so far but nothing new appeared on MSDN.

    November 10, 2006 11:27 PM
  • I too have held my finger poised over the F5 key on the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page all evening, but have not seen the RTM.

    November 10, 2006 11:47 PM
  • figuerres said:

    Dang, if they stick to "7 days" and do not push it now then it will be in the middle of the week... when have they EVER done a big release in the mid-week??

    so if it's not out this sat/sunday then I bet they push back to next friday....

    and I already hear roumors of leakes of the RTM in the wild :-(

    November 11, 2006 5:30 AM
  • flipper9 said:

    The MSDN release of the Vista RTM download won't be until Friday, November 17th :(

    November 15, 2006 3:35 PM