If you’re an IT Pro involved in planning, deploying, supporting and maintaining Microsoft products, a TechNet subscription is well worth considering. Here’s a run-down of the main benefits – you’ll find more info on the TechNet website.
Microsoft software licensed for evaluation. Access 70+ full-version Microsoft software without any time or feature limits (for evaluation purposes only). The list of Microsoft software available is based on subscription level. Whether you’re in an enterprise or desktop environment, you can make informed decisions about new technologies and deployments at your own pace and become the strategic IT advisor for your organisation.
Early Access to Microsoft Software. Get your hands on betas, service packs, and new software releases of Microsoft operating systems, servers and business applications. The list of Microsoft software available is based on subscription level. Stay ahead of the curve by getting early access to help you evaluate, test, and troubleshoot for your IT environment.
Microsoft E-Learning. To prepare for certification or simply to help build your technical skills, TechNet Subscriptions includes a selection of Microsoft E-Learning courses that are complimentary
Usage for testing scenarios. Supports the test scenarios most utilised by IT Professionals during the software evaluation process such as compatibility, usability, security, and much more. (Note: this is not applicable to testing related to the software development process.)
Priority Support in TechNet Forums: TechNet Subscriptions provides unlimited access to TechNet Forums. Exchange ideas with other IT Professionals and get expert answers to your technical questions within two business days. Engage with other IT Professionals who have encountered the same issues you are facing.
Professional Support Calls. For the toughest technical questions, Microsoft TechNet Subscription Professional includes two complimentary professional support Calls2 and a 20% discount on additional purchased support calls3. Talk to a Microsoft support professional to help resolve mission-critical technical issues fast.