The delay in posting the bits on Microsoft Downloads is not part of a nefarious plan. On MSDN Subscriber Downloads, we can post a single file containing the ISO image rather easily. To post that download on Microsoft Downloads, we have to split it into
a multi-volume self-extracting file, reverse the process and ensure the self-extraction works correctly, publish these files through a system that is optimized for much smaller download files, and then we usually download the files ourselves and test them
again for integrity. We're commited to have these downloads up on Microsoft Downloads ASAP.