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Microsoft Extends TechNet Subcriptions - 90 Days

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    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

    Microsoft Extends TechNet Subcriptions - 90 Days


    On July 1, 2013, Microsoft announced the retirement of the TechNet Subscriptions program. Since then, we've been listening to your feedback on how we can better support the IT professional community through this transition.

    Two of the most common pieces of feedback we heard are that you need more time to prepare for this change, and ongoing access to prior versions of Microsoft software. As a result, we're announcing the following updates:
    Eligible subscribers with active accounts as of September 1, 2013 will receive a free, one-time, 90 day subscription extension. You can continue to access your product downloads, use your professional support calls*, and get priority support in TechNet Forums through your updated expiration date, which you can find on the My Account page of the TechNet Subscriptions benefits portal.

    As TechNet Subscriptions customers begin to transition to the free evaluation resources Microsoft provides, we're improving the TechNet Evaluation Center by making prior versions of products available for trial. Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and others are available now. We will add additional products over time.
    We appreciate your feedback and will continue to invest in free evaluation, learning, and support resources to meet your business needs and career goals.
    Source: Email

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I received my email notice of extension today.
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  3. #3


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Technet lives for another 90 days !!


    Hi there
    Just had an email from TechNet -- all those with ACTIVE subscriptions on 1st September will have their expiry date EXTENDED for 90 days

    A start from Ms
    .....

    We have extended your TechNet Subscription
    for an additional 90 days.

    On July 1, 2013, Microsoft announced the retirement of the TechNet Subscriptions program. Since then, we’ve been listening to your feedback on how we can better support the IT professional community through this transition.

    Additional information
    More background on Microsoft’s decision to retire the TechNet Subscription service and the implications for current subscribers is available on the TechNet Subscriptions FAQ.
    Two of the most common pieces of feedback we heard are that you need more time to prepare for this change, and ongoing access to prior versions of Microsoft software. As a result, we’re announcing the following updates:

    • Eligible subscribers with active accounts as of September 1, 2013 will receive a free, one-time, 90 day subscription extension. You can continue to access your product downloads, use your professional support calls*, and get priority support in TechNet Forums through your updated expiration date, which you can find on the My Account page of the TechNet Subscriptions benefits portal.


    • As TechNet Subscriptions customers begin to transition to the free evaluation resources Microsoft provides, we’re improving the TechNet Evaluation Center by making prior versions of products available for trial. Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and others are available now. We will add additional products over time.

    We appreciate your feedback and will continue to invest in free evaluation, learning, and support resources to meet your business needs and career goals.
    - TechNet Subscriptions Team
    * The professional support calls benefit is only available to TechNet Subscription Professional subscribers.


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    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I never got the e-mail but I see my expiry date went from 04/09/2014 to 07/08/2014.
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  5. #5


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,589
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I got the email but my subscription still says it expires 8/4/2014, it should be 11/4/2014. I guess they haven't actually updated everyone's account yet.
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  6. #6


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    I've received my Email and got the 90 day extension.
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