In response to customer feedback, we’re giving active subscribers additional time to prepare for the TechNet Subscriptions retirement with a free, one-time, 90 day subscription extension. Eligible subscribers may continue to access product downloads, use professional support calls*, and get priority support in TechNet Forums through their updated expiration date, which can be found on the My Account page of the TechNet Subscriptions benefits portal.
The free, 90 day subscription extension is available for customers whose TechNet Subscriptions:
NOTE: The TechNet subscriptions team will extend eligible MPN competency partners' subscriptions in the coming weeks and will notify subscribers via email, once their subscriptions have been extended.
Please refer to the TechNet Subscriptions FAQ for additional information.
* The professional support calls benefit is only available to TechNet Subscription Professional subscribers.
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.
Visit the TechNet Evaluation Center for free access to download and evaluate Microsoft products with no feature limits.
On July 1, Microsoft announced the retirement of the TechNet Subscriptions service to focus on growing its free offerings, including evaluation resources through the TechNet Evaluation Center, expert-led learning through the Microsoft Virtual Academy, and community-moderated technical support through the TechNet Forums to better meet the needs of the growing IT professional community. Effective September 1, 2013, TechNet Subscriptions are no longer available for purchase through the TechNet Subscriptions website.
Microsoft will continue to honor all existing TechNet Subscriptions. Subscribers with active accounts may continue to access program benefits until their current subscription period concludes.
We are committed to helping customers through the TechNet Subscriptions retirement and will remain focused on providing IT professionals with free access to a broad set of TechNet assets that support the needs of IT professionals around the world.
To learn more about free and paid technology evaluation resources Microsoft makes available to IT professionals, students, startups, consultants, partners, and more, see the chart below.
In addition, the TechNet Subscriptions FAQ includes additional information, links to alternative resources, and support contacts for all subscribers—including those that receive subscription benefits through Microsoft programs such as Not-For-Resale (NFR), Volume Licensing (VL), IT Academy (ITA), MAPS, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). If you have questions about your benefits as a member of one of these programs, please contact the appropriate team through the links on the FAQ page.
Thank you for your understanding as we increase focus on growing and investing in our free offerings to better meet the needs of the IT professional community.
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