adCenter411, the official representative of MSN adCenter at the forums, has been watching different forums, answering questions and giving updates about adCenter related topics. The latest news is that New adCenter Release Coming Up where you "will not be able to sign into adCenter, but your ads will continue to be served" during the release update. adCenter411 promised to keep everyone updated at the forums threads; at Search Engine Roundtable Forums, DigitalPoint Forums, Cre8asite Forums and Search Engine Watch Forums.
When I was checking out DigitalPoint Forums, I found a thread named New AdCenter Blog which links to http://blogs.msdn.com/adcenter/. This blog has the updated information as well, so you can subscribe to it for more updates.
Exciting news here at the brand-new adCenter Blog, and we know you've been waiting for it: we're in final testing of a new adCenter release. You'll be glad to know that several design and feature changes in the new version are due to user feedback.
You may be asking yourself, "Why a new version?" Well, our goal is both to make your adCenter campaign management easier and to improve your user experience. We've learned a lot from the customer feedback we've gotten so far, and now we're ready to share our ideas with you.
Updates include: 1. Order creation process simplified into 4 steps 2. Broader differentiation between campaigns and orders 3. New pricing tab includes all budget, bidding, and incremental pricing 4. Negative keywords can be applied at the order level 5. Keyword / ad rejections include reason codes…
…and lots of other cool changes - I'll post more details here later in the week so you'll know what to expect when you login after the release - and when the release will happen.
During the release, users will not be able to sign into adCenter, but your ads will continue to be served.
Carolyn, adCenter Community team