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Microsoft to shut down TechNet subscription service

  1. #51


    Toronto
    Posts : 82
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit


    Thanks Phoneman for the update, let's all wait and see August 2014 isn't really too far away only a year or so, I hope your right if that's not the case there will be a few million desktop and laptop devices screwed then if they are on any Technet issued keys before the new Technet Policy went into effect that's the sounds of it, I been told today from a Technet Manager that all these keys used on any device will be blacklisted please confirm Phoneman, this will likely affect millions of users and devices across the board if that's the case

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  2. #52


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    The TechNet keys are to be used just for testing and not running a system. Of course when the word got out a whole lot of people just joined TechNet to avoid buying retail keys and are still using those keys. Should be a lot of upset people if those keys are de-activated and then have to buy a bunch of new retail keys. Might boost Windows 8 sales. I'm sure eBay will be alive with a bunch of counterfeit keys.

    Jim
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  3. #53


    Toronto
    Posts : 82
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    The TechNet keys are to be used just for testing and not running a system. Of course when the word got out a whole lot of people just joined TechNet to avoid buying retail keys and are still using those keys. Should be a lot of upset people if those keys are de-activated and then have to buy a bunch of new retail keys. Might boost Windows 8 sales. I'm sure eBay will be alive with a bunch of counterfeit keys.

    Jim
    Jim,

    That's my point! Technet and MSDN have really screwed up lots of other systems within Microsoft license devision with these 2 other devisions like MSDN and Technet owners of Technet and MSDN accounts have sold keys to online services like eBay and creigs lists on so on, those folks who sold poor people some keys from Technet could be facing a real surprise in August 2014 when they find out that their wondows or office don't work no more

    I knew something was wrong with Technet and MSDN will also get pinched also like Technet did, #1 Technet wasn't bringing in good returns #2 MSDN isn't in good shape eather MSDN could be also shutting down in 2014 some say, as we all know when there is smoke there is always a fire
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  4. #54


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm not a TechNet subscriber (but am interested in picking it up if it's worth it) so I don't know the details...

    I couldn't find anything that suggested that your used keys expired once the subscription ends. Only that keys are not available anymore after the subscription expires.

    Product Keys and Activation -- TechNet Subscriptions

    Only subscribers with active subscriptions can download products and claim product keys, so you will not be able to download products after your subscription has expired. In some cases, you will be able to view product keys you had claimed while your subscription was active, but you will not be able to claim new keys. In order to access your prior claimed keys, you will have to sign in using the Microsoft account used with your subscription.
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  5. #55


    Sydney Australia
    Posts : 2,941
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    A lot of people won't buy keys they will pirate them from Torrents
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  6. #56


    Toronto
    Posts : 82
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    I'm not a TechNet subscriber (but am interested in picking it up if it's worth it) so I don't know the details...

    I couldn't find anything that suggested that your used keys expired once the subscription ends. Only that keys are not available anymore after the subscription expires.

    Product Keys and Activation -- TechNet Subscriptions

    Only subscribers with active subscriptions can download products and claim product keys, so you will not be able to download products after your subscription has expired. In some cases, you will be able to view product keys you had claimed while your subscription was active, but you will not be able to claim new keys. In order to access your prior claimed keys, you will have to sign in using the Microsoft account used with your subscription.
    Hi Dirty,

    I suggest you call Technet when you get a chance I been told all of these keys used within the Technet service will no longer work and will be un activated after August 2014 when the dead line is up please confirm so you don't spread false details about a MS service or product that never was there or existed in the 1st place after the cut off time frame.

    FYI with 1 click of a mouse within MS License department MS has the data base to kick out any key off their support servers in less then 30 seconds and with that said they can kick off millions of keys at the same 30 second mark

    I suggest you call Technet and I am very sure they will be able to talk about keys and activation after they close permently this service in August of 2014
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  7. #57


    I haven't seen anything to indicate that MS is going to suddenly revoke the TechNet keys like that. The resulting storm of bad publicity would be worse than any recovery Microsoft would make from forcing subscribers to come up with the money for a retail license key (or go looking for a pirated key).
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  8. #58


    If M$ revokes all the keys at once that would be dumb the backlash would be large all they have to do is revoke a few keys at a time.
    Of course M$ has done some dumb things lately like Windows 8.1 start button.
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  9. #59


    Toronto
    Posts : 82
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    If M$ revokes all the keys at once that would be dumb the backlash would be large all they have to do is revoke a few keys at a time.
    Of course M$ has done some dumb things lately like Windows 8.1 start button.
    Hi Labee,

    I really do think this time around that MS will sign off and de-activate all these keys within Technet, there is a lot of MS money lost on keys Mr Ballmer and Mr Gates will say at the end of the day with that note said serials or keys is where MS makes their return these days not on just software or code.

    Keys and serials are now the bread and butter for any major player in the OS game and apps game in todays market, the software all ready has been paid off as soon its of the benchmarking and PR table everyone of these software giants are now are making a profits in the 300% to 500% range just on serials and keys alone

    Re: Windows 8 Pro or Windows Blue? If your not running win8 pro or blue on a tablet forget it this new windows 8 pro and Blue OS has easy taken MS at least 10 years backwards in every aspect in regards to the desktop and high end laptop world wide OS game and MS is aware of that they #*+-#* #* with this Baffoon windows 8 pro and windows blue 8.1 SP1 OS, move over Windows Vista here comes Windows 8 pro or Windows 8 SP1 named Blue or 8.1 to take the #2 worst of the worst Operating systems that have ever showed to shore from Microsoft and I really don't blame in regards that's Mr Gates isn't a real happy camper these past few years
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  10. #60


    And now adds in Window 8.1 search M$ seems to be breaking a lot of eggs these days.
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