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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 7:08 AM

    • Kenny
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    Was MC6 release today

    Was MC6 release today?  The reason I am asking I see no were on the site that you can purchase it.  If it was release today how long before Avid send e-mail to customers that purchase between October 15 and the deadline I think it is a the end of the month were they can download the free upgrade?Smile

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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 12:08 PM In reply to

    Re: Was MC6 release today

    Yes.

    It seems that MC6 caused an Internet breakdown worldwide!

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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 12:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Was MC6 release today

    Kmaultsby:

    If you purchased MC 5.5 between Oct 15th and Nov 15th and you registered the software, you are entitled to a free upgrade to MC 6.  The MC 6 version is live at the download center, but cybernetic traffic jams are slowing downloads to a crawl at this time.

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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 1:13 PM In reply to

    • Chris Medico
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    Re: Was MC6 release today

    And making the attempts to download repeatly fail. :(

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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 2:19 PM In reply to

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    Re: Was MC6 release today

    DieselAddict:

    And making the attempts to download repeatly fail. :(

    Diesel....

    Working on it - I have reported this to the web team. The vast # of folks downlaoding is most likely causing this.  I am hearing of folks that want to try MC downloading from the DL as well as those that are eligible for the free uprgade.  They shouldnt be downloding from there but.....  they are :(

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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 2:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: Was MC6 release today

    Sorry this is all getting a bit cofusing.

    Does this mean people who purchased MC5.5 and are eligable for the free upgrade to v6 can do this via the download center? I thought this was just for people with support contracts and that we had to wait for the protect site to become available?

    Have I got this wrong? I ask because I am aware that there is a limited window of oportunity to take advantage of the free upgrade offer.

    As a thought as it seems there may be a delay that could go into days before we can download the upgrade is there a chance of extending the deadline in view of these problems?

    thanks

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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 3:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Was MC6 release today

    Dear Marianna,

    from where should I download when I'm eligible for the free uprgade?  Not from the Download Center?  Sorry, I'm confused.

     

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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 3:06 PM In reply to

    Re: Was MC6 release today

    Hi Graham,

    sasfog:
    I thought this was just for people with support contracts and that we had to wait for the protect site to become available?

    You understand it correctly.  Don't worry about getting left out of the free upgrade.  Marianna Montague (Avid's customer advocate, for those of you who don't know her) has said anyone who legitimately purchased and registered an MC5.5 upgrade during the protect period will get the free MC6 upgrade.  If you run into any problems, send her an email at marianna.montague@avid.com and she'll help you.

    ciao,
    Carl

    p.s. If you already upgraded to 5.5 some time before the protect period, and you're trying to purchase a second 5.5 upgrade in order to get 6.0 for cheap, that won't work.  Not saying any of you guys have tried that; but some people had.

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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 3:10 PM In reply to

    Re: Was MC6 release today

    Hi Vince,

    Vinne:
    from where should I download when I'm eligible for the free uprgade?  Not from the Download Center?  Sorry, I'm confused.

    Wait for the MC6 announcement later today, and there will be instructions there.

    ciao,
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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 3:14 PM In reply to

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    Re: Was MC6 release today

    Thanks Carl!

     

    I'll wait.

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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 3:31 PM In reply to

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    Re: Was MC6 release today

    Marianna:

    DieselAddict:

    And making the attempts to download repeatly fail. :(

      I am hearing of folks that want to try MC downloading from the DL as well as those that are eligible for the free uprgade.  They shouldnt be downloding from there but.....  they are :(

    That's because its VERY unprofessional to announce an upgrade on a date and dont MEET your own announcement for all customers.

    You CAN NOT come up with an excuse like ''yeah yeah we are updating the site for academic, but uhhh yeah i dont know how long it will take, i will post it on the forum when its there''.you CAN NOT DO THIS, it looks so unbelievably unprofessional. The site should have been updated and ready for launch BEFORE 15th november. 
    I cant believe this, how hard can it be. 

    Also the whole fact that we got to ''look for a thread on a forum'' if we can download our V6 academic version.This kind of things you ANNOUNCE ON THE MAIN TOPSITE OF AVID.COM. YOU HAVE TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THIS KIND OF STUFF.

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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 4:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: Was MC6 release today

    Thanks Carl. I'll wait and see.

    Helena, these things happen from time to time and can't be avoided even with the best preparation.

    I imagine that when the link is available it will be made promenent on the site and certainly won't be announced half way through an existing thread.

    If its worth having, it's worth waiting for.

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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 5:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: Was MC6 release today

    Helena Trix:

    You CAN NOT come up with an excuse like ''yeah yeah we are updating the site for academic, but uhhh yeah i dont know how long it will take, i will post it on the forum when its there''.you CAN NOT DO THIS, it looks so unbelievably unprofessional. The site should have been updated and ready for launch BEFORE 15th november. 
    I cant believe this, how hard can it be. 

    Helena, what actually happened was that an install bug with Squeeze was found less than 24 hours before the release, missed in the beta testing by everyone including myself ( to my defense I already have both Squeeze 7 and also 8 installed on my system so it seemed not necessary to install it one more time.. )

    Some people over there actually worked their a *** off to get this out on the right day ....

    Marianna have already here in public said a big thank you to Lew for finding it...

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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 5:34 PM In reply to

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    Re: Was MC6 release today

    Red Digital Cinema also had a server crash on the day of their Scarlet-X launch.

    But all in all I agree to some degree, servers need to be ready for the amoung of traffic when such a release happens. It's not like you have a hangar with boxes, most people download today so a large corporation need to understand the amount of traffic that will occur on the day of a major launch.

    Overall I think the Avid community site need some refreshings. The visuals alone are pretty old and I think there's good to have a Mac and PC separated thread, but there should be a single main thread for MC, because some, mostly most questions may just be about MC and not to a specific platform. I find it rather wrong that you always get the blame that you haven't searched before posting, while the answer might be in the other platform forum.

    It's also amusing that whenever I'm to log in I always reach the "new" we have merged the Avid accounts... -log in page.

    I think some things has to be done to the community part of Avid, it's confusing and the whole think about the upgrade hasn't been clear to most people, even if there has been alot of threads posting answers.

    Simplify, do it the Steve Jobs way; design not about making stuff look good.

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  • Wed, Nov 16 2011 5:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: Was MC6 release today

    Is the MC 5.5 to 6 upgrade download a full installer so that I can uninstall all the previous versions of the software before installation??

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