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#1 ffMathy

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:02

Hey guys, I didn't find an existing post or news entry about this, so I thought I'd share it with you.

I'm a subscriber to Microsoft TechNet, and I received an e-mail a few days back regarding the location of the Windows 8 download link when it arrives.

Here's a screenshot of the e-mail (it's in Danish, sorry): http://i.imgur.com/5g6aq.png

And this is the link: http://click.email.m...61d5aca25c18d11

For now, it just links to the TechNet evaluation center, but I guess that's where the download link will truly be. Time to get some browser extensions to look for page changes on that site all day, or for manual users to hit F5 until it arrives!

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Here's an addon for Chrome which notifies you when a page has changed. Might come in handy. https://chrome.googl...benbfclihhmmfcd. However, for the add-on to work properly, you need to right-click its icon, and adjust the refresh rate from 3 hours to 5 seconds or similar.


#2 Steven P.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:04

Cool thanks :)

#3 psreloaded

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:07

But windows 8 is not mentioned in there in the second link!!!

maybe it'll come up after it goes live.

#4 OP ffMathy

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:12

But windows 8 is not mentioned in there in the second link!!!

maybe it'll come up after it goes live.

That's exactly what I believe.

Here's an extension for Chrome that notifies when changes to a page have been found: https://chrome.googl...benbfclihhmmfcd

#5 OP ffMathy

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:31

Cool thanks :)

What do you think Neobond - shouldn't this link be posted in the Windows 8 news post regarding today's download as an edit?

#6 FMH

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:33

I'm betting that this link will crash several times today.

#7 Steven P.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:35

What do you think Neobond - shouldn't this link be posted in the Windows 8 news post regarding today's download as an edit?


Nope, Microsoft hates it when we reveal this sort of things on the front page.

#8 OP ffMathy

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:38

Nope, Microsoft hates it when we reveal this sort of things on the front page.


But they sent it to me, as a public TechNet Flash subscriber here in Denmark. It requires nothing but interest in IT to be such a subscriber. No financial stuff involved.

It's a 100% public e-mail. Several hundreds of thousand others have received it too. I just think it'd be a good idea. I'm sure they don't mind.

Edit
Here's a link for the newsletter: http://technet.micro...s/cc543196.aspx

#9 Ci7

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:39

the second link throw me at the home page of technet *puzzleface*

#10 FMH

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:39

But they sent it to me, as a public TechNet Flash subscriber here in Denmark. It requires nothing but interest in IT to be such a subscriber. No financial stuff involved.

It's a 100% public e-mail. Several hundreds of thousand others have received it too. I just think it'd be a good idea. I'm sure they don't mind.

Edit
Here's a link for the newsletter: http://technet.micro...s/cc543196.aspx


Plus one.

#11 Steven P.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:39

But they sent it to me, as a public TechNet Flash subscriber here in Denmark. It requires nothing but interest in IT to be such a subscriber. No financial stuff involved.

It's a 100% public e-mail. Several hundreds of thousand others have received it too. I just think it'd be a good idea. I'm sure they don't mind.

Edit
Here's a link for the newsletter: http://technet.micro...s/cc543196.aspx


Oh right, I'll edit the post then. Thanks :)

#12 OP ffMathy

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:40

the second link throw me at the home page of technet *puzzleface*

For now, it just links to the TechNet evaluation center, but I guess that's where the download link will truly be. Time to get some browser extensions to look for page changes on that site all day, or for manual users to hit F5 until it arrives!


I already mentioned it as you can see.

#13 shozilla

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:41

Microsoft will release the customer preview for everyone who is interested in trying it out but anyone who who do not have a subscription with TechNet that can not get Windows 8. So TechNet subscribers will go to TechNet while people including me will go to Windows 8 page once it goes live in the morning to download Windows 8.

Microsoft will place the download links in TechNet and Windows 8 page.

#14 Ci7

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:41

I already mentioned it as you can see.


oh okey

#15 OP ffMathy

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:43

Microsoft will release the customer preview for everyone who is interested in trying it out but anyone who who do not have a subscription with TechNet that can not get Windows 8. So TechNet subscribers will go to TechNet while people including me will go to Windows 8 page once it goes live in the morning to download Windows 8.

Microsoft will place the download links in TechNet and Windows 8 page.

TechNet is open, free and public. It requires a Live ID to use it and get all its downloads, nothing more. What you're thinking about is a MSDN subscription such as BizSpark, DreamSpark or anything similar. For your record, TechNet was where the Windows 7 beta was downloaded from as well. There was no other location.



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