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Support Our Sponsor: Microsoft TechNet

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* Microsoft TechNet is offering a one year subscription to the Not For Resale (NFR) version of TechNet Subscription Professional!

This is a premium technical resource geared towards helping IT Professionals support enterprise-wide environments, with ongoing software evaluation, deployment, and troubleshooting needs. With TechNet Professional NFR, subscribers will be able to access the complete stack of full-version Microsoft infrastructure and business solution software for evaluation, and testing of new features such as server consolidation, interoperability, enterprise wide network management, and enhanced security models. TechNet subscribers will also be able to access upcoming beta releases prior to public availability, a comprehensive collection of Microsoft E-Learning courses, our 24/7 online concierge, and priority support on TechNet Forums.

  • The NFR version of TechNet Professional does not include technical support calls. The NFR version is only available for an initial 12-month subscription period and is not available for purchase or resale. At the end of the subscription period, you may choose to purchase a new subscription to one of the other available TechNet Subscriptions. If you received your NFR subscription through a Microsoft sponsored program, please contact your program sponsor to see if you qualify for a renewal NFR subscription.
  • Each TechNet Subscription is licensed to one person and only the designated subscriber can use full-version software for evaluation purposes and access the TechNet Subscriptions benefits portal—no other users are entitled to use these resources. For full details on use rights, see the TechNet Subscriptions License Terms.
  • Complimentary subscriptions are sponsored by Microsoft. It applies to new Not For Resale (NFR) version of TechNet Subscription Professional only (see below for full details).
    Must be used in accordance with the Microsoft License Terms for TechNet Subscription.
  • The complimentary sponsorship is a Not For Resale (NFR) version of TechNet Subscription Professional for new subscriber (“Complimentary Subscription”). Complimentary Subscriptions are activated and that Subscription will expire in 12 months.
  • Due to government gift and ethics laws, government employees (including military and employees of public education institutions) are not eligible to participate.
  • Each Complimentary Subscription is provided to the customer free of charge. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient.
  • Each Complimentary Subscription and related benefits may only be used by one individual.
  • Complimentary Subscriptions may not be transferred, shared, or sold.
  • This offer is for new TechNet Subscribers only. An individual accepting this complimentary subscription represents that he or she is not currently a TechNet Subscriber.
  • Renewals are not processed automatically. Subscribers are responsible for renewing their subscriptions which are subject to those subscription terms and fees.
  • Upon the 1 year expiration date, subscriber acknowledges that he or she is responsible for paying for any fees for the renewal of the subscription.
  • By accepting this Complimentary Subscription, you agree that Microsoft may contact you via telephone or email regarding your TechNet Subscription for marketing and transactional purposes.

o Microsoft will contact you via email and phone during the term of the Complimentary Subscription, and that may include emails sent approximately every month and telephone calls.

o Promotional emails and calls will be regarding the software, and benefits available through the TechNet Complimentary Subscription.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Not For Resale (NFR) version of TechNet Professional?

The Not For Resale (NFR) version of TechNet Professional is a TechNet Subscription that is designed for pre-selected audiences and also available as a benefit through selected Microsoft programs and other Microsoft sponsored events. A TechNet Professional NFR is not available for purchase or resale by any party or individual. The NFR version of TechNet Professional does not include any technical support calls.

Can I purchase the NFR version of TechNet Professional?

No. The NFR version of TechNet Professional is not made available for purchase or resale by Microsoft, and is exclusively distributed through participating Microsoft programs and events.

Can I move from the NFR version of TechNet Professional to a paid subscription?

Yes. A retail TechNet Subscription may be purchased by those who currently have an NFR version. However, a subscriber may only have one active subscription at any one time. A customer, for example, may not purchase a retail version of TechNet Professional, without cancelling his or her NFR version of TechNet Professional.

After my NFR version of TechNet Professional expires, what other versions would be made available for purchase?

After your NFR version of TechNet Professional expires, you will have the option to purchase retail versions of TechNet Professional, TechNet Standard or TechNet Professional with Media. Each version is geared towards different roles and organizational needs. Compare the subscriptions to decide which version best fits your needs.

Can I get an NFR version of TechNet Professional with Media?

No. An NFR version of TechNet Professional with Media is not available. Only the online version is available.

What benefits are included in the Not For Resale version of TechNet Professional?

The Not For Resale version includes access to the complete stack of full-version Microsoft infrastructure and business solution software for evaluation, a comprehensive collection of Microsoft E-Learning courses, access to our 24/7 online concierge, and priority support on TechNet forums. 

Are technical support calls included in the Not For Resale version of TechNet Professional?

No. Technical support calls are only included in the retail version of TechNet Professional and in TechNet Professional with Media.

Can I sell or transfer my Not For Resale version of TechNet Professional?

No. Each TechNet Subscription is licensed to one person and only the designated subscriber can use full-version software for evaluation purposes and access the TechNet Subscriptions benefits portal—no other users are entitled to use these resources. For full details on use rights, see the TechNet Subscriptions License Terms.

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  • That's great but uh.. you havn't mentioned how we actually get this great deal.

  • @Matt, This is a grand prize that will be given away at the end of the 2011 Scripting Games via a random drawing of all entrants. There is a limit of one entry per day per person so if you enter all ten events you will have 10 entries. Click the 2011 Scripting Games Icons for more details of the prizes and rules.The 2011 Scripting Games start April 4th.