Re: Official Technet Thread
Microsoft adds more restrictions to MSDN/TechNet users
For TechNet customers, the biggest change of all is the elimination of perpetual license rights. Currently, you’re allowed to continue using any software and product keys you download as part of your TechNet membership, even after your subscription expires. Under the revised terms, new and renewing subscribers will get time-based rights that apply during the subscription term only. The new, simplified subscription agreement makes it clear:
The subscription provides you with access to software and associated benefits. When your subscription concludes, you will no longer have access to the software or any associated benefits and must discontinue your use of the software.
That doesn’t mean that the software itself will stop working, of course. Instead, the license expires along with the subscription, and you’re expected to stop using the evaluation copies.
The new terms come in effect when Windows 8 gone RTM, current technet users are now f***ed. I renewed technet back on January 2012, when we install Windows 8 from technet in 2 or 3 weeks time and activated it then in 5 months time when my subscription ended then Windows 8 and 7 licenses on my desktop, dad laptop, sister PC and my mate PC will be expired.
Piracy killed it by scums who sold keys on ebay.
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