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Old 08-05-09, 10:03 PM   #25
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there should be some form of annoucement on main page

could you provide a screenshot?
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Old 08-05-09, 10:23 PM   #26
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Don't want to burst everyone's bubbles but...

Remember what TechNet is for; a low coast way for software developers to test compatibility with Microsoft software. You pay yearly subscription fees. You effectively have valid licensed software to use for development and testing purposes, which are valid during your subscription period.

It is a cheaper way to obtain genuine Microsoft licenses but you are at the mercy of Microsoft who could detect and revoke such licenses if they choose. Or harass you for breaching the license agreement. I don't blame people for wanting to reduce the price of Microsoft software or head toward legitimate purchases rather than warez. Just be warned.
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Old 08-05-09, 11:01 PM   #27
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Thanks for the warning greg.
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Old 08-05-09, 11:42 PM   #28
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Danke, Greg.
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Old 08-06-09, 12:18 AM   #29
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So, I am thinking of getting technet. I don't know too much about it and I figured we could use a thread on it, news about it, etc.

So, for those who use technet. Good things? Bad things?
Bottom line:

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It's cheaper (<$300 for the download only version) even if you do not have multiple computers. (Considering the cost of the full versions of products available)

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If you have a slow internet connection then it's a pain.


I've been a subscriber for over 2 years and the only way I will ever purchase MS software from Newegg or Best Buy etc. is if TechNet is discontinued.
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Old 08-06-09, 12:21 AM   #30
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Don't want to burst everyone's bubbles but...

Remember what TechNet is for; a low coast way for software developers to test compatibility with Microsoft software. You pay yearly subscription fees. You effectively have valid licensed software to use for development and testing purposes, which are valid during your subscription period.
Not true. Please read TechNet's TOU.
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Bottom line:

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It's cheaper (<$300 for the download only version) even if you do not have multiple computers. (Considering the cost of the full versions of products available)

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If you have a slow internet connection then it's a pain.


I've been a subscriber for over 2 years and the only way I will ever purchase MS software from Newegg or Best Buy etc. is if TechNet is discontinued.
Ya, it's a great investment, that's for sure. The only con is my EXTREMELY SLOW internet connection. I'd probably go to starbucks or something. They have pretty fast internet. (~5MB)
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Old 08-06-09, 12:56 AM   #32
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@Greg

I remembered reading the information before I subscribed but I can't seem to find it again. Bottom line is one of the biggest differences between the TechNet/MSDN subscription and Action Pack sub. With the Action Pack, your legal right to use the software expires when your subscription does. With the other two, you can legally use the software permanently; you just no longer have access to continued updates and other subscriber resources.
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Old 08-06-09, 03:36 AM   #33
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So if I subscribe to Technet Plus, I can request/download like 5 Windows 7 keys along with the ISO and use them on all 5 computers permanently?
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Old 08-06-09, 04:58 AM   #34
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I remembered reading the information before I subscribed but I can't seem to find it again. Bottom line is one of the biggest differences between the TechNet/MSDN subscription and Action Pack sub. With the Action Pack, your legal right to use the software expires when your subscription does. With the other two, you can legally use the software permanently; you just no longer have access to continued updates and other subscriber resources.
This is 100% correct info.
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Old 08-06-09, 07:17 AM   #35
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Well how much does Office Ultimate Full cost over there? Now times that by 2 or 3 or however many PCs you'll put it on, then do the same for 7 Ultimate. Still a ripoff? Even when you renew fir a couple of years... Office 2010, maybe setup your own server?
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With Windows 7 on the way and Office 2010 before another year goes by, this seemed like a good time to sign up with Technet. It is a far more cost effective solution than buying those retail boxed versions.
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