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I have been looking around the web to find out when Virtual Server 2005 will be shipped to me via my MSDN universal subscription. Well I have found out its NOT! But here is what i found on the MSDN Managed Newsgroups.

“The following information is from the PM for Virtual Server:

As you are all aware, Virtual Server 2005 will not be a part of MSDN. 
However, the VS and MSDN teams have collaborated to create a special
offer for Virtual Server 2005 Standard and Enterprise Editions which are
being made available only to MSDN Universal and MSDN Enterprise
subscribers between October 1, 2004 and March 31, 2005.  This is a
special promotional offer. 



MSDN Universal and Enterprise level subscribers are being granted
special access to Virtual Server 2005 Standard and Enterprise Editions
as downloads from MSDN Subscriber Downloads only.  Virtual Server 2005
Standard and Enterprise Editions will not be made available by
fulfillment or in the monthly subscription shipments. 



This is the full retail, production version of the product and does not
include the typical MSDN restrictions of running only in dev/test
environments and can be run in production (except on XP Pro).



Overview of Product Offering

·         Virtual Server 2005 Standard and Enterprise Editions are being
made available for a limited time to MSDN Universal and MSDN Enterprise
subscribers via MSDN Subscriber Downloads only

·         The downloads are approx. 20MB each in size



Product Eligibility

·         All active MSDN Universal and Enterprise subscribers are
eligible to receive the download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads,
including all retail and volume licensing subscribers worldwide

·         Certified Partners and Breadth ISV / Empower members are
eligible

·         MSDN Academic Alliance members are NOT eligible

·         Expired MSDN Subscribers are NOT eligible



Active MSDN subscribers will be allowed to download each edition a
maximum of five (5) times and obtain a maximum of two Product Keys. 
Product activation is not required for Virtual Server 2005.  The intent
is to limit qualified MSDN subscribers to one download per subscriber. 
However, we realize that keys get lost, etc.”

 

The important part is: “MSDN Universal and Enterprise level subscribers are being granted
special access to Virtual Server 2005 Standard and Enterprise Editions
as downloads from MSDN Subscriber Downloads only.”
So not all is lost. Just be ready to download 20MB over the net.

Thats my news of the day. Later.

Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 10:33 AM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Virtual Server 2005 and MSDN

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Its Oct 1, but so far no one has seen it on MSDN subscriber downloads, including me.
Left by sb on Oct 01, 2004 11:46 PM

# re: Virtual Server 2005 and MSDN
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It's there now...
Left by Galactic Jello on Oct 13, 2004 10:16 AM

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It's there now...
Left by Galactic Jello on Oct 13, 2004 10:16 AM

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like Virtual Server
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