If you are having issues getting VL Technet from Provantage

You are not alone. But you should still be able to purchase this with no problem. Email me at susan-at-msmvps.com and I’ll put you in touch with folks from Microsoft to push this through. As there’s no reason Provantage shouldn’t be able to do this through Friday.

CDW.com and Softwareone.com can both do this VL purchase.

4 Thoughts on “If you are having issues getting VL Technet from Provantage

  1. Hi Susan,

    I’m a small business owner and I came across your posts while searching for options on a TechNet subscription.

    Unfortunately, I’m not understanding your following description “But if you purchase TechNet over a three year volume license spread payments contract you can lock in TechNet subscriptions for the next three years.”

    When I look at the listing for SKU JT9-00045 at either CDW or Provantage it describes this item as a 1 year product. How do you enable the coverage for 3 years? Also, what is the purpose of adding the 4 Forefront CALs?

    Thank you,


  2. bradley on August 30, 2013 at 11:44 am said:

    The sku is a three year volume license purchase that is paid over three years. You can only purchase VL with 5 units. Because Technet is one unit you have to make up the purchase with 4 more things in order to get the total of five.

  3. I was told that they will not allow any functional subscription past the September 2014 date and the fact that this is ‘working’ is an error.

  4. bradley on August 30, 2013 at 4:25 pm said:

    It’s up to them to break this contract, now isn’t it. I’ll yell at them if they do and not pay the rest of the two years of the three years payment.

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