Tonight I decided to see what was new on MSDN Subscriptions, which I occasionally do from time to time. Given Microsoft’s Ignite conference was held just last week, I wondered whether it had aligned with any new big releases.
When I authenticated to MSDN Subscriptions, I saw the usual content, and proceeded to try to download the web installer for the Visual Studio 2017 RC. I was informed on the page that I didn’t have an MSDN subscription associated with my account. Odd. I tried again by logging on with a different account which has a subscription attached. Same result.
To isolate the issue, I authenticated on another computer, and this time was met with this when clicking on the “My Account” tab:
Good news! Your subscription has been migrated to a new portal.
Continue to access the same great benefits by visiting at my.visualstudio.com using the same email address [redacted].
Given the field reading “Status: Migrated”, I’m going to assume that when I first attempted to authenticate with each account, it set in motion the migration of each account. It didn’t take long (a few minutes, at most) and then I had the above experience.
Moving to the new location, I had to authenticate through the VSO Auth gateway, and landing on the following landing page:
MSDN Subscriptions are now Visual Studio Subscriptions
..and there you have the new Visual Studio Subscriptions portal.
Hopefully your experience is as straightforward (if, unexpected) as mine.