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Whenever I present a live TechNet Event, I ask my audience to raise their hands if they are a TechNet subscriber. Usually about 1/3 of the audience raises their hand. Considering that this is typically a Microsoft-friendly audience, I'm a little shocked that there aren't more hands going up. The TechNet Subscription is such a great resource for IT Pros, for these reasons:
For all of those reasons (Heck, for any ONE of those reasons), a TechNet Plus subscription is worth the yearly investment.
"Cool, Kevin. But how do I save $100?"
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"New subscriptions only?"
Yes, unfortunately for right now it's only for new subscriptions, and only for people in the United States. The folks running this program are working on a way to include other areas, and perhaps do this for renewals as well, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen anytime soon, I'm afraid. But hey.. a new subscription might still be worth the savings if you only have a few months left on your existing subscription.
...and that $100 will go a long way towards that Zune you've always wanted.
Hi! Below are the best of the questions and answers that occurred during our TechNet Webcast entitled,
Here are some resources relating to part 4 of the SharePoint Server 2007 webcast series I'm presenting,
Thank you Kevin!
Don't thank me. Thank the TechNet Subscription folks for making this happen. And if you subscribed - thank YOU!
Our TechNet folks have put together a promotion, and a fun game to go along with it.  Those
Then get a TechNet Subscription ! I just got word from the Sr. Product Manager herself.  The bits
This just in... Mike Nash just announced on the Windows Vista Team Blog some specific availability dates
Mike Nash just announced on the Windows Vista Team Blog some specific availability dates for Windows
Happy Valentine's Day! The product team decided to give you TechNet and MSDN subscribers a little Valentine's
First off I thought I'd try doing the "right thing" and get a TechNet Plus subscription to acquire testing software for my business.
You'd think that if you ordered a TechNet Plus subscription with a credit card on Microsoft's TechNet Subscription ordering site you'd get at least same day service. They are using Microsoft software for data collection and securing payment aren't they?
Well even though I paid with a credit card, even though it's been 2 business days since I placed the order, even though I called a TechNet representative to inquire about my order, (for which I have not even got a confirmation email about my purchase), I am told that it may take a week or more for my order to make it's why through " Several database servers" , till I get my TechNet Plus subscription!!!
I am ready to call back and cancel the "order".
I was going to test several Microsoft solutions for one of my clients this weekend, but now will research a Linux solution instead.
I've had it with a company that pulls downloads for oem builders like me (I was 99% done with oem sp1 for vista when they pulled the plug) and can't even process a simple TechNet Plus order in a timely manner.
I think that 70% of my customers could easily go to a linux solution at this point in time.
Who will be advising them? Why their consultant ME!
So I'm JUST a small consulting business dealing with 30 or less computers per site, why should Microsoft care about me? or should they be?
>> For new subscriptions, until May 30, 2007 <<
I assume this is a typo and should be May 30, 2008.
Here are some resources relating to webcast I delivered on May 2nd, 2008, entitled " TechNet Webcast:
E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Rich
"Who me?" Yeah, I'm talking to you!  You're a bozo ** if you don't already have a TechNet