TechNet Plus, (download only, not the kind where they ship you DVDs,) from Microsoft usually runs $349 to sign up for a year, then $249 per year after that. A friend of mine shot me an email today for a $100 dicount on a subscription. I’m not sure if it’s part of a special event or it’s simply a discount code for the sake of signing up new customers, but it’s a great opportunity to save some money and pick up just about every piece of software Microsoft makes. Keep in mind, this not only includes the software that is out now, but any new software that’s eligible for TechNet, as well as updates to things like Office or Windows, (think Office 2010 and Windows 7). Sadly, developer-tools like Visual Studio are not included in TechNet since they are considered to be under the MSDN umbrella. This is good for a new subscription only, not renewals.
The subscription page can be found here.
Select Microsoft TechNet Plus Direct Subscription, enter the promo code TW7OBA in the field that reads If you have a Promotion Code, please enter it here and then hit the button to go to the next page. Enjoy!