There's something stirring over at Microsoft, who have announced that the online Zune space is going to be closed for 48 hours from today.
Zuneheads got this email:
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you.
Please check back soon. We look forward to sharing our picks, plays, and recommendations with you in the Zune Social and in Zune Marketplace shortly!
Your Friends at Zune
It might well be something astonishing is about to happen to Zune, but in the meantime - taking everything offline for 48 hours? Even the equivalent of the iTunes store? Isn't that incredibly slapdash? And if Zune was that important to Microsoft, would they not have found a way of keeping the service up during the "scheduled maintenance"?