Microsoft's decision earlier this year to shut down its TechNet subscription service
was sudden and unpopular among some of its most loyal customers. An online petition
to "Continue TechNet or create an affordable alternative to MSDN" now has nearly 11,000 signatures.
Today Microsoft addressed some of those concerns. No, the governor hasn't shown up with a last-minute reprieve for the program, which stopped accepting new orders on August 31. But Microsoft has made a few changes that address some of the complaints from those soon-to-be-ex-TechNet subscribers.