Digital River updated and MSDN outdated?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by cd2xtac, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. cd2xtac

    cd2xtac MDL Novice

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    Hi again!: From a post by JanKrohn in the thread named: ''Microsoft Office 2007 (Official) Direct Download Links'' I've found these Spanish versions of Office 2007 Enterprise: X12-30059.exe, X16-18751.exe, X16-68729.iso, X16-69394.exe, according to the revision number it all seem to be newer versions than the one from MSDN:[FONT=&amp] es_office_enterprise_2007_dvd_vl_x12-19596.iso[/FONT], it seem to be from Digital River, my question is: is Digital River the right place to obtain updated versions of Microsoft Products instead of MSDN?, please help me to clear this up, I'm very confused!:confused:
     
  2. Bytebuster

    Bytebuster MDL Addicted

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    #2 Bytebuster, Jun 8, 2014
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    Serveral years ago Microsoft contracted with outsourcing company Digital River (e-commerce) to provide download services for Microsoft software.

    I don't know if Microsoft's contract with Digital River has lapsed; *AFAIK Digital River were still talking to Microsoft about handling all 'Store' content* ...but recently most Microsoft content on Digital River servers was moved to Microsoft's Azure storage servers.

    In fact; all links on Jan Krohn's (HeiDoc.net) 'direct download pages' now point to the new location.

    From Jan Krohn's site:
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    Important Note May 2014
    
    Microsoft is retiring the previous download servers msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net, msft.digitalrivercontent.net and azcdn01.digitalrivercontent.net. All downloads are moving to the Azure storage on drcdn.blob.core.windows.net. We have updated all links, so the files should be reliably available again.
    /edit/

    Since you're actually dl from Microsoft servers... I wonder, did you compare the correct versions? Did you check the hashes?

    99.9% of time, the only difference you'll find is the file name.
     
  3. cd2xtac

    cd2xtac MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your reply Bytebuster!, but no hashes are available for these builds with these names, as a matter of testing I've downloaded X16-68729.iso with hashes:

    CRC32: D1DA2467
    MD5: 28BD60978A4F7FB9588A6E34CDA2A1BA
    SHA-1: C9CD6D3F5EB7B3FED8B144982BE7FC59BACDEFDD
    SHA-256: 14C248D970BA3E40C75BE6200B3A0D49B858343103BD2A9A09D137939089DD9A

    Searched with Google MD5, SHA-1 and SHA-256 and found 0 results, maybe this info is locked in a portal similar to VLSC, MPA or maybe Digital River itself! :confused:

    Hope someone be able to tell where we can find these hashes and why these newer builds are still not present at MSDN website, as I previously said e[FONT=&amp]s_office_enterprise_2007_dvd_vl_x12-19596.iso is the only one available there, same outdated build for English! ;)

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  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    That would not be surprising, as VL builds very rarely (if ever) get updated

    As opposed to retail content (makes no sense, but hey...)

    sebus
     
  5. Bytebuster

    Bytebuster MDL Addicted

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    Did some testing of my own, I see what you mean!

    I checked MSDN subscriber pages and indeed no match. Hmm... :confused:
     
  6. Bytebuster

    Bytebuster MDL Addicted

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    #6 Bytebuster, Jun 8, 2014
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    Do you mean... though newer VL versions (builds) are available they *Microsoft* don't update the eg. MSDN, TechNet subscriber pages? o_O

    ...seriously, that doesn't make sense to me. :confused:
     
  7. cd2xtac

    cd2xtac MDL Novice

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    Yes, that's what I mean, revisions (new builds of the same product) that were moved to Microsoft's Azure storage servers regardless they are VL or Retail versions are not available for download at MSDN, so we won't be able to access their checksums from anywhere...:confused:
     
  8. Bytebuster

    Bytebuster MDL Addicted

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    ...to be honest, doesn't make much sense to me.

    Anyways, it's going to be a challenge to cross-check the hashes of the newer builds - These must be published somewhere but up untill now I was not able to find anything. :(
     
  9. cd2xtac

    cd2xtac MDL Novice

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    Someone might need this, so I post it only for reference! ;):

    ef4d395bf2b7f1c840ca9c64141552b09888e06f *Spanish\Business Contact Manager 2007\X12-69928.exe
    c33dfc42996c95cb33d14cb5bb0aa5b38aa7f4f4 *Spanish\Communicator 2007\X12-21338.msi
    6abe7c80ba03887e08828a2e45f7bd9bb4a47cf1 *Spanish\Communicator 2007 R2\X15-25427.iso
    6639d6ba207e8d7c9ea0944144bc4b142e060c0d *Spanish\Office 2007 Enterprise\X16-69394.exe
    58f874d7befd13edbd6093f5e9242e2a17d212b3 *English\Accounting 2007 Express\X13-40153.exe
    6d38b0f17ca1963f5e7c5619a91ed23c7f6517fb *English\Accounting 2007 Professional\X13-40152.exe
    eb127167fd28b63b410f41e9590fb09159c9feef *English\Accounting 2008 Express and BCM\X14-40788.exe
    4a6244a449fb2b65e96ee6fb83040e6e5c5cb064 *English\Business Contact Manager 2007\X13-11296.exe
    65d02f126cada4bb7efa848875e527c75745d835 *English\Communicator 2007\X12-21341.iso
    0a58d5cd3784a76a351f14c78052c97172206eb3 *English\Communicator 2007 R2\X15-25339.iso
    89363f32e2c92d463d13d1cf982c3cea585ec64c *English\Learning Essentials for Office 2007\Learning_Essentials_MSOffice.exe
    ceea31d92c3038059b39eff5303c2a06aae73663 *English\Office 2007 Enterprise\X16-68698.iso
    1690de88fb84c4fb91fa830e82a452c2cd9009ae *English\Office 2007 Enterprise\X16-69371.exe
     
  10. JanKrohn

    JanKrohn MDL Junior Member

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    The Azure API worked on the azcdn01.digitalrivercontent.net domain while it was still available. I extracted all MD5 hashes back then. It's a ridiculously huge XML file, so I'm not gonna post it in RAW format. Also, the hashes are all base64 encoded. I'll be back in a few days with a neatly formatted list of hashes.
     
  11. Bytebuster

    Bytebuster MDL Addicted

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    ...that would be really awesome Jan!

    Thanks in advance! :D
     
  12. cd2xtac

    cd2xtac MDL Novice

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    I'll eagerly wait, JanKrohn!!, I'm sure it will be a very useful reference for all members at MDL! :worthy:

    So, I'm officially joinin' to the Thanks in advance list!! :biggrin:
     
  13. adric

    adric MDL Senior Member

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    Is it safe to say that Digital River does not have VL media for downloading such as Office 2007?
     
  14. JanKrohn

    JanKrohn MDL Junior Member

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    Yes, that's safe to say. DR has only been serving retail customers. VL business, as far as I know, has not been outsourced by MS so far.
     
  15. jay4a

    jay4a MDL Novice

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    This question is mainly aimed towards JanKrohn. This thread is so old I don't know if anyone will notice this post. The script being used to download these iso's has been in public view for a long time. Is there anything to stop MS from setting up a trigger so that when this script is run, iso's with backdoors/malware of MS own design are downloaded instead of the ones expected?
    I landed up here seeking a solution for my own predicament. I downloaded the iso I needed from Heidoc, but had second thoughts when I saw the hash values didn't match those on the MSDN site.
    Thanks to all for the helpful info and resources:clap:
     
  16. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    really? lol

    Come on now, MS might be the bad guy to most, but they are not malicious or idiots. You become a multi-bUZZzillion dollar company from strong arm tactics sure.. Not by being stupid enough to infect a worlds population of computers. lol
     
  17. jay4a

    jay4a MDL Novice

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    Yes, of course, that's not what I meant. I was thinking of something that would only affect people downloading, to discourage by making it a hassle.