The Case for TechNet

Devin Ganger of Devin on Earth comments:

By now, those of you who are my IT readers almost certainly know about Microsoft’s July 1st decision to retire the TechNet subscription offerings for IT professionals. In turn, Cody Skidmore put together a popular site to petition Microsoft to save TechNet subscriptions. Cody and many others have blogged about their reasons why they think that TechNet subscriptions need be be revived, rather than stick with Microsoft’s current plans to push Azure services, trial software, and expensive MSDN subscriptions as reasonable alternatives. I have put my name to this petition, as I feel that the loss of TechNet subscriptions is going to have a noticeable impact in the Microsoft ecosystem in the next few years.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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