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Aaron Roma
02-24-2007, 01:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://dirtydogstink.com/blog/2007/02/20/ExpectItNOTToWork.aspx' target='_blank'>http://dirtydogstink.com/blog/2007/02/20/ExpectItNOTToWork.aspx</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>&quot;I got to work this morning and after catching up on my reading I decided to check out some tunes on Zune Marketplace... Where was my &quot;download&quot; option? I have a Zune Pass and should be able to download/stream 95+% of the music in the Marketplace... I finally went to an internal mail list and saw a thread titled &quot;download option disabled with zune pass.&quot; Ah-ha, that looks familiar! Sure enough it directed me to Cesar Menendez's post from yesterday: Zune Marketplace: Down Between 2 and 5 AM PDT (Maintenance Only). But I'm sitting at my desk and it's about 9am PDT. A full four hours past the end of the maintenance timeframe. Oops. So I have a few suggestions for the Zune group...&quot;</em> </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>And the number one suggestion is?&nbsp; Expect it not to work.&nbsp; If you have an upgrade planned, and it's going to take 3 hours.&nbsp; Expect it to take 6 to 9 hours.&nbsp; As someone who has worked in a technology related field for the past 12 years, I can completely sympathize with this sentiment.&nbsp; Just last night, I myself had an equipment migration planned.&nbsp; I explained to my wife how it wouldn't take more than about an hour.&nbsp; Four hours later, I was finally on my way home, after having rolled back the changes because of some unexpected difficulties.&nbsp; It does seem like these types of projects always take much longer than anticipated.</p>

Damion Chaplin
02-24-2007, 02:49 AM
It does seem like these types of projects always take much longer than anticipated.

Boy, I hear that! I think every system builder/administrator knows exactly what you're talking about. :)