So exactly how does one get a support contract?  TechNet Plus includes 2 phone incidents but you need to call and set up a support contract. Okay so I surf on over to the TechNet plus page and get this info:

And it acts like it should be 24/7.  So I called 1-800-Microsoft and then pressed 2…..then 3… then 2….the 1….

And then pressed 1 to get to the Technet/Professional

At that point in time I got informed that I needed to call the MSDN subscription line to set up the TechNet support contract (which … I would argue…why don’t they say that on the web site in the first place) and I need to call back tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to set up the support contract at (us) 1-800-344-2121.

For the record, the 24/7 part is only about business critical support… otherwise the support hours are only 6 a.m to 6 p.m. pacific time. 

One interesting thing of note…for those of us with SA contracts, there’s also a support incident there.  So if your client has SA, they can assign the rights to TechNet Plus and other benefits to you the Var/Vap to take advantage of.

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