TechNetSubscriptionOffer2011

In the past, the TechNet Subscriptions team worked with the IT Evangelists in the United States (that’s me and my peers) to offer discounts for new TechNet Subscriptions.  We were able to offer discounts for about 2 years.  Last year, the discounts went away because there were changes being made to the program.  Also, if we offer perpetual discounts, is that really a discount or should the price just drop permanently?  I think you know the answer to that one – hence why the discounts went away for a little while.

I’ve got good news to announce regarding a new offer for new TechNet Subscriptions!

The offer is slightly different than in the past so please do read carefully.

Offer Period: March 7, 2011 through June 30, 2011
Offer description: Sign up for a new one year TechNet Subscription Professional and get an additional three months free for a total of 15 months.

NOT Valid for:

  • Renewals of any TechNet Subscriptions
  • TechNet Subscription Standard
  • TechNet Subscription Professional with Media

This is NOT a discount that immediately saves you money for the 12 month subscription, but does have a value of of $87.25 – that’s the cost of 3 months of the $349 annual fee.

To take advantage of this, please use Promotion Code: TN3MNA01 when signing up.  To make it easier, just click here and the code will be prefilled for you.  Feel free to pass this along to your friends.  Thanks!

In case you are wondering what the benefits are for the different subscriptions, here is a table (straight from the TechNet site).

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Exclusive Portal Access
Manage your Subscription and efficiently access your benefits in one place.

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Technical Library Downloads & Viewer
Download Technical Library documents to your PC and manage them for quick and easy access.

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Software Evaluation²
Centralized access to Microsoft software with no time or feature limits. List of Microsoft software available based on subscription level.
Click here todownloadthe fulllist of products.

Includes most MS commercial software including Beta and RC releases. Does not include Enterprise or Dynamics software.

Includes all MS commercial software including Beta and RC releases of Operating System, Application, Server, and Dynamics software.

Includes all MS commercial software including Beta and RC releases of Operating System, Application, Server, and Dynamics software.

Usage for testing scenarios³
Supports the test scenarios most utilized by IT Pros during the software evaluation process. Note this is not applicable to testing related to the software development process.
Click here formoreinformation.

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Microsoft E-Learning
Provides collections (a set of courses) typically 20 hours per calendar year.

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Professional Support Calls
Includes two complimentary Professional Support Calls4, 20%discount on additional support calls.5

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Online Concierge Chat
24/7 live chat support.

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Managed Forums
Get technical questions answered within 2 business days with review by Microsoft Support Professionals for accuracy.

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DVD
Includes shipments of some software on physical media in addition to online download access.

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Harold Wong