robcaronUsed to work on Visual Studio, now on Azure.
Niner since 2004
US Navy nuke veteran (S1C/A4W/D2G). Visual Basic & ASP dev back in the day. Technical writer, developer marketing, etc. Now at Microsoft working on Azure, snowboarding Whistler or traveling when I'm not.
@DevInfamous - You card cannot be charged in the first 30 days after you sign up for a free account. Any charges in that first 30 days are deducted from the $200 credit. After 30 days, you will have to upgrade your account to a pay-as-you-go account to remove the $0 spending limit before anything will charge to your card. See Azure Free Account FAQ.
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.