Thursday, August 07, 2008

Software as a Service Has It’s Pitfalls: Windows Live ID Fail at MSDN Downloads

This morning I tried to log into my MSDN subscriber account to download SQL Server 2008. I logged in automatically to, but received the page below when attempting to log into the downloads section:

I assumed MSDN Downloads hadn’t resigned its Windows Live ID membership, so I took the “try again later” advice and after 15 minutes and a few of retries, was able to log in and start the download.