TechNet is gone, but it's still possible to get low-cost versions of Microsoft operating systems, applications, and server software. Ed Bott breaks down the various TechNet alternatives.
Microsoft’s announcement that it plans to retire its TechNet subscription program has left some groups calculating the costs they’ll have to pay when the program reaches its end of life. The exact cutoff date varies for each customer, depending on their subscription’s expiration date, but the lights will go out for good before the end of 2014.
TechNet subscriptions are aimed at IT professionals who need a low-cost way to get hands-on experience with Microsoft software. The program offers downloads of a staggering amount of Microsoft software—11 terabytes of operating systems, servers, applications, developer tools, ...
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