Starting May 2014, all new and renewing Volume Licensing agreements with Software Assurance will no longer include TechNet Subscription services benefits. Microsoft will continue to honor all TechNet Subscriptions for existing Software Assurance customers until the expiration of their current term of Software Assurance coverage or May 31, 2017, whichever is earlier.
Effective March 1, 2014 MSDN Platform will be available in Microsoft Open. An MSDN Platforms subscription conveniently and cost-effectively provides IT Pros and non-Microsoft Developers comprehensive access to the Microsoft platform, services, tools and resources, to support the development and testing of high-quality applications for the Web, Cloud and Windows.
Effective November 1, 2013, Microsoft BizTalk Server (BTS) 2013 Developer Edition licenses will be available under the Developer Tools license model. Previously offered as a free download in prior BTS versions, the new BTS 2013 Developer Edition offers the full functionality of the BTS 2013 Enterprise Edition, licensed for development and test use only, and includes the newly released Host Integration Server (HIS) 2013 software. Continue reading Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 Developer Edition available
In recent years, we have seen a usage shift from paid to free evaluation experiences and resources. As a result, Microsoft has decided to retire the TechNet Subscriptions service and will focus on growing its free offerings, including cloud-based evaluation resources through the TechNet Evaluation Center, expert-led learning through the Microsoft Virtual Academy, and community-moderated technical support through the TechNet Forums. Continue reading Microsoft is retiring the TechNet Subscriptions service and discontinuing sales on August 31, 2013
Effective June 1st, 2013 the new MSDN Platform will be available.
MSDN Platforms provides a convenient, simple, and cost-effective licensing model to purchase access to the latest Microsoft software, services and resources for individuals who support application development on the Microsoft platform. Continue reading Microsoft MSDN Platform available