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** UPDATE: The 15%-off deal has expired. Watch the blog for updated offers at a later date. -KR **
“Hey Kevn.. what does the TechNet Subscription have to do with the Cloud?”
Where do you think it comes from? In all seriousness, though… the TechNet Subscription is an excellent way to get started with Microsoft solutions that are the foundation for your private cloud. Keep reading for all the details…
Whenever I present a live TechNet Event, I ask my audience to raise their hands if they are a TechNet subscriber. Usually about 1/2 to 2/3 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. Do you have any promotions to help me save some $$?"
Yes indeed. For new “TechNet Subscription Professional” subscriptions, from now through May 13, 2011, you save 15% off the price of the subscription. What was regularly $349.00 is now $296.65
"That's over $52 saved!”
"Is this worldwide, or U.S. only, or what?"
This is for U.S. residents only.
“Why new subscriptions only? Why not a discount renewals?”
Renewals are already automatically discounted, even more than you get with this code. Besides.. we’re honestly trying to promote TechNet Subscriptions to those who haven’t yet benefited from it. We’re pretty confident that if you try it, you’ll see enough value in it to renew your subscription.
Write down or copy this promotion code to your clipboard: TN3MNA04 (That's four-zero-four. Not the letter O.)
Then GOTO the TechNet Subscription Center (CLICK HERE), and use the code to get your savings.
“If you weren’t a Microsoft employee, Kevin, would you buy this for yourself?”
Without hesitation, YES. I use the software I download so much; for personal education as well as testing, $296.65 is a small price to pay for the value I receive. Absolutely.
A great summary of the subscription benefits: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/bb892759.aspx