September 1st came and went… most of us in North America enjoyed the long Labour Day weekend, whether we were with family, at the cottage, enjoying the CNE, or doing whatever people who don’t live in Toronto do for Labour Day.
What most of us did not feel was the hard stop of all of our TechNet Plus Subscriptions. By all rights we should have, but last year, shortly after the TechNet team announced that they would be ending the benefit availability, they announced an extension. So if you had purchased a valid subscription by August 31, 2013 you would get a 90 day extension… in other words, you can continue to access your benefits until November 30, 2014.
There was a huge outcry last year, and I was not part of it… partly because I was on contract to Microsoft, and partly because I will still enjoy my MSDN Subscription as an MCT and MVP. However for the people who relied on TechNet, this is a sad end. Fortunately you will still be able to use evaluation versions of the software… but we all know it’s not the same.
Even though we have another day, I will still say my fond farewell to the TechNet Subscription.