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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Over 8,000 signatures!

Congratulations everyone! On July 31st we reached 8,000 signatures on the petition and kept going. Thanks for your hard work. We are well on our way to 10,000 and beyond. Please join us and make it happen!


Cody Skidmore


  1. I want that the popular TechNet subscription programme to be continue.

    Best regard

  2. (I've put in the anonymous profile as it was easier to post)

    Sent an e-mail to the address and stated that I didn't expect a reply, but if they did it would be what the company policy was.
    Guess what, this is what I got in reply: (they are not listening, are they???)

    Dear Mr Harris

    Thank you for submitting your feedback regarding TechNet.

    As IT trends and business dynamics have evolved, so has Microsoft’s set of offerings for IT professionals who are looking to learn, evaluate and deploy Microsoft technologies and services. 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 discontinue sales on August 31, 2013.

    Microsoft will focus on growing and improving our free offerings for IT professionals, including evaluation resources through the TechNet Evaluation Center, expert-led learning through the Microsoft Virtual Academy, and community-moderated technical support through the TechNet Forums.

    We are committed to helping customers through this transition phase and will remain focused on providing IT professionals with free access to a broad set of TechNet assets. Please visit for more information.

    Your feedback is important and we appreciate you taking the time to contact us. The petition and all feedback has been provided to our teams

    Thank you,
    Kind regards,

    Cheryl McGrath

    UK CFA Advocacy
    Gethelp - Uk
    Office: +44 (118) 909 5080
    Working Hours: Mon-Fri 08:30-17:00


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