As you may already know, if not this is it – and you can read the announcement here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/subscriptions/ms772428.aspx, Microsoft is retiring TechNet subscriptions.
With this retirement, Microsoft is pushing to get products eval version or to move to the cloud (Azure or Office 365), or more expensive to get MSDN subscription.
As many IT Pro, I liked TechNet subscription has it provided access to ALL Microsoft products (except Development tools I don’t need) and this covered ALL version.
IT Pro have been disappointed with this announcement and they start asking Microsoft to get good alternative to TechNet, if not going it back.
To support this request, you can sign the petition http://www.change.org/petitions/create-an-affordable-alternative-to-msdn-subscriptions-comparable-to-technet