Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with Microsoft Developer Network Step-up Promo until June 30, 2016

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Until June 30, 2016, Microsoft will offer a 25% discount for the Step-up to Visual Studio Enterprise from Visual Studio Professional or from Visual Studio Test Professional. Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 will now include Xamarin’s advanced enterprise capabilities to help you build cross-platform applications faster than ever before. Continue reading Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with Microsoft Developer Network Step-up Promo until June 30, 2016

Microsoft TechNet Subscription retirement

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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.

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Microsoft MSDN Platforms available in Microsoft Open

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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.

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Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 Developer Edition available

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013

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

Microsoft is retiring the TechNet Subscriptions service and discontinuing sales on August 31, 2013

Microsoft TechNetIn 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