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Old 07-11-2012, 11:11 AM   #76
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Anyone else find they made technet more difficult to navigate and find stuff
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:24 AM   #77
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Skully are you going to renewal your subscription?
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #78
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Skully are you going to renewal your subscription?
Yeah I just did, I really don't use it much. But with W-8 coming up soon.
I thought it a cheaper way to go for W-8.
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:38 PM   #79
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Still wanna go back to standard from pro.. they have been reducing available keys and products so there's barely any difference between both anymore
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Still wanna go back to standard from pro.. they have been reducing available keys and products so there's barely any difference between both anymore
Yeah when we first bought the standard we got 10 keys and about 5 months they dropped it to 2 I think it's 2?
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Pro is only 3 keys anymore
Hm actually... lemme go check it might be 2
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Yea It's still 3 except for enterprise products, you get 5 keys
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Big change to TechNet subscriptions. Excerpt from the TechNet site:
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Revised Terms of Use (July 16, 2012)
On July 16, 2012, Microsoft updated the TechNet Subscriptions terms of use to better reflect the intent of the program—aiding IT professionals in evaluating current Microsoft software—and to help protect the integrity of the subscription from unsupported use.
As part of this change, we reduced the length and complexity of the TechNet Subscriber Agreement, made Microsoft software use and other subscription benefits available only during the 12 month subscription period, and updated the list of available products for evaluation.

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So, does this mean that our keys self destruct if we don't renew???

When will they learn that making it harder to remain legal just encourages piracy, it does not discourage it.
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Re: Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Save Even More Money with a TechNet Standard Subscript

Wait.. keys might stop working if you kill your suscbription?
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Yep def getting sick of MS and their crap politics.. funny how this kind of coincides with the new launch of a windows product
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Big change to TechNet subscriptions. Except from the TechNet site:
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As part of this change, we reduced the length and complexity of the TechNet Subscriber Agreement, made Microsoft software use and other subscription benefits available only during the 12 month subscription period, and updated the list of available products for evaluation.

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So, does this mean that our keys self destruct if we don't renew???

When will they learn that making it harder to remain legal just encourages piracy, it does not discourage it.
What it amounts to is a rental fee... They have to squeeze every cent out
of the consumer... This is what the TechNet subscriber gets...
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Thanks for the good heads-up, Peter. From the revised subscription agreement:

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-- you must stop using the software and any benefits associated with the subscription, and
-- you must destroy all copies of the software in your possession.
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This is just Bull....
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Microsoft may also automatically upload information about your computer, your use of the subscription, and subscription performance. Microsoft uses and protects that information as described in the Microsoft Online Privacy Statement.
Amazing.

The problem is that the privacy statements are all too long, dry and difficult to understand for most people.

I'd like to see this more realistic and readable list as the default privacy statement that vendors would have to use:
  1. STANDARD PRIVACY STATEMENT
  2. We will monitor every keystroke you make, including taking screenshots and streaming video and audio of your actions where possible.
  3. We will periodically and frequently send a database containing the collected data to our servers using your ISP or wi-fi vendor as the carrier.
  4. We won't tell you when we send it. It may not be encrypted, but we'll do our best to keep it secret during transit.
  5. We will mine that data for any purpose we like, including correlating it with other data that we have access to from other sources.
  6. Our suppliers and partners may need access to the data to help us deliver the service to you, but they will not share it with their suppliers and vendors unless they also need to. This may mean a lot of people in various countries and regions and industries and businesses may ultimately see your data.
  7. We will try to strip out identifying attributes from the data, but obviously that's not always possible and would take a lot of effort to do, so no guarantees there.
  8. It would probably be easy for the various parties involved to identify you based on technical ID's and other attributes that we will collect.
  9. We will use the latest technology to protect your privacy. Note that no existing technology known to science can protect your privacy.
  10. We will not disclose your data other than for the reasons stated above.
  11. Note that it's probably inevitable that the data will be leaked, hacked or stolen occassionally.
  12. We will probably keep the data forever (storage is cheap) and can't say right now how it may be used in the future.
Do you agree? (Y/N)=

Heh, that would cause a lot of people to wake up I suspect.
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Guess now I know why neither of both computershops where I have bought my parts uses Technet
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