Good news folks! 2012 has seen the release of a new Microsoft TechNet Subscription Discount code. This new code for 2012 will give you 15% (small print: this is based on the US currency so may vary slightly between countries) and is due to expire on the 29th February 2012.
To give you an idea of the type of savings you can find on a Microsoft TechNet subscription, here are the savings on a new TechNet Professional subscription in the US, UK and Europe (checked against France & Germany): TechNet Pro - US $349.00 -> $296.65 TechNet Pro – UK £234.21 -> £199.08 TechNet Pro – Europe €373.64 -> €317.59
If you run your own IT lab environment the Microsoft TechNet subscription is definitely a worthwhile investment as it gives you access to most Microsoft applications and MS operating systems, along with legitimate licence keys for non-production use.
Those of you like myself who are already signed up to the Microsoft TechNet subscription programme will no doubt agree that it offers great value for money, and avoids the headache of trying to ‘track down’ license keys. It also certainly beats having to install time limited trial versions which you end up having to reinstalling after a set period of days, which only wastes precious lab time. Along with access to the actual Microsoft software you the TechNet subscription also provides you with access to the Microsoft Knowledge Base and the moderated Microsoft TechNet Forums, which are also valuable resources.
Check out the TechHead ‘Hot Deals’ section at the top of this page for more decent product discounts and deals I have come across along with any new or updated Microsoft TechNet discount codes.
A big thanks goes out to Colin Westwater who pointed out this new 2012 Microsoft TechNet code to me.