Last night, Microsoft announced that they will retire Technet Subscription service.
The Subscription program designed to help IT Professionals prepare for critical issues and plan for future deployments by providing them with access to the latest software for evaluation purposes. MSDN subscription will still be avalible and still be offering support for “evaluation, development, and testing purposes.”
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