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  1. qubit

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    TMSAM08 makes it £175 for me. However, TNWIN7L is even better and drops it down to £168 + vat.

    And guess what? It's direct from their website!

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/ms788692.aspx

    EDIT: I've actually got the sub and have had it since Windows 7 RTM was released on TechNet. I paid somewhat more than this, though. lol
     
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  2. heaven~lord New Member

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    i got msdn thats also same as technet just other name of
    its msdn.microsoft.com
    :)
    jsut compared msdn got lot more than technet :|
     
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    YinYang.ERROR New Member

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    I am now a subscriber of Tech Net.

    So far, I like it :D
     
  4. heaven~lord New Member

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    welcome


    hey can i also be this club member :p
    as i mentioned i got msdn and its same as technet just with more stuff :p
     
  5. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    I don't see where a subscriber can download Windows Home Server. Is this available once a person subscribes?

    Also, now most all of the coupon codes are giving 28% off, making the purchase price $251 and change.
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Finally purchased a subscription to technet :)

    So when you get a chance DD, add me to that list in the OP.
     
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    wait what? i thought u could get everything with technet? OS wise that is at the least am i to be lead diffirent? what if i want the older OS's
     
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    some OS's (that are no longer supported) get removed. they'd assume that if you needed win95, you'd have signed up and got it years ago... or still have a copy.
     
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    Ive had one for a few years now. Add me too. :toast:
     
  10. DanishDevil

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    Added :toast:

    Can't wait for Office 2010 Final to be released!
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Have you tried the beta yet DD?

    Also, be sure to edit the op and add me:toast::toast::toast:
     
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    Just got my Technet Subscription yesterday! :D

    I did have some questions before I bought it though, and PM'd qubit as he is in the UK like me. We thought it might be useful to anyone else with similar doubts, so here's the transcript if it helps more people get this awesome deal and join this club:

     
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  13. qubit

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    Oh, forgot to mention, you're not supposed to sell or give away any of your keys. I definitely don't sell any of mine and I don't mean this euphemistically. I'm pretty sure they're all traceable back to the subscriber, anyway.

    However, you can install a copy on a friend's PC as an "evaluation" of that product on their hardware and software setup and is a legitimate reason for doing so. Just don't use that key on any other computer. Again, no-one's gonna come after you.

    People just love bashing Microsoft and their business practices. But, to be honest, while they do have some questionable practices (product activation and WGA anyone?) I think overall the company is reasonable and this subscription deal is phenomenal value, even without the money off coupon. Seriously, it's a no-brainer for anyone that wants anything more than one item of the cheapest products they sell. If you want to see control-freakery, just look at Apple. They got high prices, DRM and user restrictions on everythng. You wouldn't see me dead with any of their products.

    Edit: Welcome to the TechNet club! :D
     
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    Wow! How have I not heard of this before today? I am so in very, very soon.

    I have a small question though. I didn't see this asked asked as I read through the thread, so pardon me if it's been touched before. Are the keys bound to the download or can I use the keys on the retail discs I already own?

    Also is it a flat 10 keys, period or does it reset to 10 keys yearly?
     
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    The download products available from TechNet are the full retail versions - the disc images will generate the same MD5 checksums as your discs, so the TechNet keys will also work with your discs.

    This is my first TechNet sub, but I think that if you renew the sub you stay with the same keys, but if you buy a "new" one, you get 10 fresh keys. If someone can confirm this, I'd be grateful.
     
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    I think you're right, because the "renew" cost is about $100 cheaper than getting a new one. I am also on my first subscription year, though. But once Windows 8 comes out, you still get 10 fresh keys for it. Same with Office 2010.
     
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    if you make a new one, its all brand spanking new keys.
     
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    I just subbed. I'm stoked.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    my dads pc has the beta, and i can tell you this, it opens documents fast.
     
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    i subbed late last year. meant to do it for a while but contemplated between TechNet, MSDN and the MCP ActionPack.
    decided TechNet would be the best fit for me
     
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    so... can you subscribe for 1 year, cancel it at the end of your subscription, and don't renew your subscription until a new product comes out?
     
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    I've been using the 2010 Beta forever.

    I think you might have to renew it before it runs out to extend it, otherwise you've gotta pay the full price again.
     
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    The sub runs out automatically after a year, you don't cancel anything.

    This means that you can continue to access the keys you paid for (claim them! They don't automatically show) but you can't download anything or get any new keys or keys for new products until you pay another sub.

    The products you paid for can be used forever, just like any standard Microsoft purchase from a shop.

    The betas are always free and time limited.
     
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    My second line was referring to Xiphos' question. Should have clarified.
     
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    Hey Danish, sent you a PM with a quick question man :)

    Oh yea, and bump this awesome thread!!!
     
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