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Problems downloading beginner tutorials RRS feed

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  • I am having problems downloading beginner tutorials and MSDN web pages load slow. Also MSDN2 web pages load very slow. It takes hours to load a MSDN web page and to download one tutorial. Can I download the beginner tutorials from another MS site? Thanks for all the help.

     

    P.S. Other than that the site is great.

    Monday, July 9, 2007 3:13 AM

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  • What are the URLs of the specific tutorial pages which are loading slowly?  With more info we can better track down the problem.

     

    There are known performance issues loading the left-hand tree control in the MSDN2 library when any parent node has very large numbers (>50) of children.  The problem is, essentially, that too much HTML is pumped out for each node.  The top-level nodes of the .NET Framework class library and the Transact-SQL Reference are particularly long, so any nodes under there will experience this problem.  Making the HTML smaller is very high on our priority list-- work is actively ongoing to fix this.  My apologies for the inconvenience... we really do understand how annoying this problem is and we're working hard to fix it.

     

    Also, embarrassingly, the MSDN site ran into problems today rolling out a new database release-- it's resolved now but we had a crazy few hours trying to get it fixed.  The release worked great during pre-release internal testing, but ran into permissions-related problems which caused timeouts when shipping it live.  We're very sorry for the inconvenience, let me know if you still have trouble accessing those tutorial pages.

    Monday, July 9, 2007 6:09 PM
  • Mostly it is anything in msdn.microsoft.com and msdn2.microsoft.com. I finally downloaded the tutorials by typing the address of each tutorial into a download manager.
    Wednesday, July 11, 2007 1:28 AM
  • Hi Dragoon Dex - could you paste one or two of the URLs you were having trouble with into a reply?  Without knowing which pages are giving you trouble, it's hard to help... :-)
    Friday, July 13, 2007 12:10 AM
  • Hello, sorry here are some of the ones that I had the most problems with:

     

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/1/d/f1d374cb-ad67-4747-b41e-adc7a5e5c625/BITS-BYTES/Bits%20and%20Bytes%20Lesson%203.MSI

     

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/1/d/f1d374cb-ad67-4747-b41e-adc7a5e5c625/BITS-BYTES/Bits%20and%20Bytes%20Lesson%204.MSI

     

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/1/d/f1d374cb-ad67-4747-b41e-adc7a5e5c625/C%20SHARP/ABS%20CS%20Lesson%2016.MSI

     

    These are the only ones that are left in my download managers history. I am pretty sure there were a couple more. I just don't exactly know which ones it was. Also these are not the addresses that I typed in my download manager. The ones that I used were not that long. I am guessing that these are where the others directed me to. Thanks.

    Friday, July 13, 2007 4:58 AM

  • Hi, there

    can you please mail me (tahmid.ikhlas@hotmail.com)all those links that were along the link below...

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/1/d/f1d374cb-ad67-4747-b41e-adc7a5e5c625/C%20SHARP/ABS%20CS%20Lesson%2016.MSI

    Thanks & Regards
    Tahmid Ikhlas
    tahmid.ikhlas@hotmail.com
    Monday, January 14, 2008 6:21 PM