So you’re a geek who wants the latest software for all your pcs, but the cost is a bit much?
I finally took the plunge in a new offering by Microsoft. The have had a Technet Plus subscription for some time, where you basically get all the software you want from Microsoft for a year, and you can keep whatever you installed during that time. It was ~$650-700 for this, which is still cheaper than buying two Windows XP licenses and Office 2003. you get media mailed to you monthly with all the latest.
Well now they offer Technet Plus Direct: you don’t get the media, but if you have broadband, you can download everything you want for $350. You get 10 licenses of most software (windows Vista Ultimate, office 2007 premium, Server 2003 etc), plus two free incidents with Microsoft as a bonus. It can’t be used “for production systems.” You even get Microsoft Exchange, Sharepoint, etc. It’s simply amazing. And for those of you who say they can’t afford to buy vista and office 2007, think again.
Or you can attend the launch event to get a free copy of office 2007…