Friday, October 28, 2005 3:27 PM
VS 2005 - MSDN Thoughts
With the release of VS 2005 & SQL Server 2005 yesterday to MSDN, I was expecting the usual difficulties downloading from the site... Hours to log onto the site, then hours to download the file, with several aborted attempts that had to be restarted manually.
Interestingly enough, the only real bottleneck was finding the right server. I ended up bouncing over 3 machines, trying it with both IE and Firefox, and I finally found a server that had the DVD release, and the files were available, and once the download was started, it ran smooth as glass for 3 hours, download all 6-7 GB of VS & SQL.
So a big round of appluase to everyone who worked on VS & SQL, and another big round to MSDN for getting the downloads to be much better. (Hopefully next time there's a big release, it'll be smooth the whole way through <grin>)