After speaking with some people who have seen the new Zune HD and thinking about their subscription service that I am a big fan of I decided to pre-order my Zune HD yesterday. I just received an email from the Microsoft Zune service that gives me a heads-up on the planned service update for next week (text of email is below). I understand the Zune Marketplace software will be updated and am very curious to see what that will include.
Here is the email I received:
As we work to bring you the next level of Zune entertainment, we want to inform you the Zune service will be down starting at 11:00 am (PDT) September 14th until the early hours of September 15th. During this time you will not be able to sign into Zune.net, Zune forums, or Zune Marketplace. We're sorry for this inconvenience, but come back to www.zune.net on September 15th and get ready to experience a whole new world of Zune.
Your Friends at Zune
One aspect that I hope Zune improves on in the new desktop software is the monthly free credit support. I have to admit that I have missed a couple of months worth of free songs because I was not prompted to download them and have some kind of screwy subscription date (17th or 18th of the month) so I never remember to use my credits. I wish you could save them up, but since you cannot I would like to see reminders or something more prominently displayed in the software rather than having to dig into my account details.
What other things do you want to see in the new Zune Marketplace software next week?