We are often asked how a person can get the software to build up a demo environment and do the demos we do when we are on tour. Believe it or not, just because we work for Microsoft we don't have an unlimited pile of installation media and license keys to pull from. We primarily get our software from two places, TechNet Beta Central and TechNet Plus Direct subscription. Everyone on our team has a subscription and we use that software and those same licenses keys that anyone can set to build up the environments we use to do our demos.
You could always get a TechNet Plus Direct subscription but now we have a little bonus for the IT Professionals in Canada, and with the holidays around the corner it couldn't be better timing! Use the following promo code when ordering your TechNet Plus Direct subscription before December 20th 2007 to receive %20 off. Enjoy access to the same software we use to build our demos as well as managed newsgroups, a concierge service to help you find information and two (2) free support calls to Microsoft support services!