TechDays 2010 & TechNet Subscriptions – Helping You to Continue Your Learning

image TechDays 2010 is getting closer with Vancouver conference just a few weeks away. As such the team has been hard to make this an impactful event that will allow you to grow your skills and support you in areas important to your job and career. 

I am happy to announce that the hard work has paid off and we have been able to work with Microsoft corporate and each TechDays 2010 attendee will get a TechNet Plus subscription!

This benefit is added to the over 50 Sessions of technical content, networking opportunities, great offers from our Partners, like Telerik, Pluralsight, Xceed, and access to 50 virtual labs to get hands-on without requiring you to provide the necessary hardware and software to support adoption. 

Now, to be clear, I did announce just a couple of weeks ago that we would not be providing TechDays 2010 attendees with TechNet Plus subscriptions, but understanding that now, more than ever, you need all the tools in your arsenal to help you deploy Windows 7 and Office 2010, implement Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, SharePoint 2010, and other technologies, we were able to work with our colleagues at Microsoft Corporate to make a one-time exception.

Here are some details on how the TechNet subscription will work for TechDays 2010 attendees:

  • All subscriptions will be new subscriptions.  We will not be able to extend your existing subscription, if any.
  • All subscriptions will be for one year and do not include any support incidents. Subscriptions are a Special TechDays 2010 NFR edition and are not the same as you would be able to purchase directly.
  • All subscriptions provide you download-only access to over 80 software products as well as all of the TechNet virtual labs, beta products, forums, TechCenters, and other TechNet resources.  There is no option to order physical media with the Special TechDays 2010 NFR edition subscription.
  • All subscriptions will be processed about 15-20 days after you attend TechDays 2010 in the city where you are registered.  This means that if you attend TechDays 2010 in Vancouver, you will get your subscription 3-4 weeks after the Vancouver event; if you attend Toronto, it will be 3-4 weeks after the Toronto event, and so on.

Finally, there is one more thing I need to be completely clear about.  The provision of a one-year TechNet subscription to TechDays 2010 attendees is a one-time only occurrence and will not be continued in future years.  I’ll be up-front right now – we do not expect to provide TechDays 2011, and future year, attendees with TechNet subscriptions.  We are delighted that we can do it this year but want you to be aware that you should not expect to receive a TechNet subscription in 2011 and further into the future.

If you have not yet registered, please go to to get the limited-time Early Bird pricing at $349.99 + taxes, a 50% saving from the regular conference fee.  If you plan on going to TechDays Vancouver, Early Bird pricing expires on August 20th so act now!  Early Bird pricing for TechDays 2010 events in other cities expires 6 weeks before the event.

Thanks for your continued support of TechDays. We look forward to welcoming you!


Comments (5)

  1. Ramana says:

    Thanks for Technet+ subscription.

  2. Fhaze says:

    Glad to hear it.  I hope next year you are able to find something of equal value to this year.  I will probably hold off until I hear of any promo things before registering next time.  A copy of Visual Studio 2010 would be great for us developers.

  3. Van_DBA says:

    Great to hear that we will still get a Technet Plus subscription this year.

    I agree with Fhaze, I will also hold off until the promotion is declared clearly before I register for TechDays 2011. I believe TechDays needs to be marketed with a specific theme, and this theme needs to be enhanced with not only the topics presented in TechDays, but also the "free goodies" distributed during the event. May I propose the following theme, "TechDays help you  everywhere, all the time"? 🙂

  4. TRoy says:

    Great to hear that we will get a Technet Plus subscription this year. Thanks

  5. TRoy says:

    I do have to ask, what is the problem with continuing this for future years and including a TechNet subscription with TechDays conferences?  If you are trying to get the toolset out to everyone to help us with deployments…I'm left scratching my head.  From free conferences to paid conferences (I understand this move) but not include tool sets to the Technical resources looking for them?  I thought it was a good move including the cost in the conference price…just my two cents….Thanks

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