TechNet changes its name, adds another subscription method

As of Today, TechNet will be rebranded as TechNet Subscriptions, and will introduce a another subscription option for users.  Technet subscribers get instant access to all the latest beta and RC releases, including full versions of software and product keys.  Current TechNet subscriptions will still have access to all the software available.

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Microsoft TechNet Subscription Standard
The lower end subscription called “Microsoft TechNet Subscription Standard” is more tailored towards IT professionals who evaluate, test and troubleshoot Microsoft software products.  This subscription does not include some enterprise editions of Microsoft software.

Pricing starts at $199 for a new subscription and $149 for a yearly renewal.

Microsoft TechNet Subscription Professional
The secondary option will include everything that the standard subscription offers, but will include all all enterprise software and two complimentary professional support calls.  This subscription is more geared towards IT professionals who are involved in supporting enterprise environments such as server consolidation, interoperability, network management and more.

Pricing starts at $349 for a new subscription and $249 for a yearly renewal.

Microsoft TechNet Subscription Professional with Media
This package includes everything that the Professional package contains, but allows for users and businesses with low monthly bandwidth or who prefer copies of their software on DVD to be shipped out to them.

Pricing starts at $599 for a new subscription and $449 for a yearly renewal.

*All prices listed as in U.S. dollars.

Thanks to bobbba and Shayla for the tip!

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