Microsoft’s Zune Sites Go Offline

Jun 16th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Microsoft’s Zune sites are offline today to allow for maintenance.

According to a message at Zune.net:

Zune services will be down for scheduled maintenance starting Tuesday, June 16, at 12:01 a.m. PDT, for up to 24 hours.

During this time, you will not be able to access the Zune Social, Zune.net forums, or Zune Marketplace.

According to Microsoft’s Zune Insider, users shouldn’t expect any new features as a result of the downtime:

As you may have heard the Zune and Xbox systems are coming closer together and this service maintenance is to prepare for some of the recently announced Xbox LIVE features that will be available later this year.

It is important to note when the service returns, you will not have any new functions or features. This is for scheduled maintenance only.

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5 Responses to “Microsoft’s Zune Sites Go Offline”

  1. msbpodcast says:

    Are they so lacking in competence and resources that this cant be accomplished off line, QAed and then switched over with a router readdress?

    I can’t imagine that that didn’t occur to them so maybe they’re “poisoning the well” and reducing Zune users expectations to make the inevitable shut down of this, another unprofitable product line, less painful.

    Microsoft is NOT a consumer product manufacturer company.

  2. msbpodcast says:

    I just noticed….

    What’ the name of the currently playing/selected track on the front-most Zune? :-)

    Is that “Trash”?

    Sort of says it all, no?

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