It’s been one month since the “TechNet is dead” announcement and we still need to drive home to Redmond that enough is enough.
Why is Microsoft alienating its biggest customers? IT pros want TechNet back – Puget Sound Business Journal:
I really and truly think that Microsoft has no idea how much this is alienating their core customer base.
So I need you to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him what this TechNet decision means to you. I still need you to sign the www.savetechnet.com petition if you haven’t.
As I said on the TechNet list….
“The real hurt here is for Microsoft partners who after the Technet subscription retires will have no legal way to access legacy systems for migration testing.
It is in ITpros that cannot be Microsoft partners – that after the Technet subscription retires will have no legal way to access legacy systems for migration testing.
Bottom line it’s ITpros and Microsoft partners …and ultimately Microsoft that are the losers here.
I personally think that there isn’t gazillions of signers to the Technet petition is that we’re the only ones who don’t get our legacy system ISOs from bittorrent and even attempt to be legal. Everyone else has just given up and just downloads from bittorrent.
I’m not advocating piracy, but Microsoft keeps making me get closer to that point where I go “screw it, find it where ever you can”.
I don’t like saying that, but I also think that when you are trying to do the right thing by your client/your boss/your employer, there comes a point in time where Microsoft is the unreasonable one in this equation. “