Don't know how many people have gotten the news, but this week Microsoft have added a new lower-tier version of Technet Subscription that's about 40% cheaper than the old one. The main differences are: No Dynamics (ERP/CRM/etc.) No free support incidents No enterprise keys You still get access to all the non-VL Windows client, server and office stuff. I have the old Technet Plus (now called Technet Pro) and its well worth it even at that price point. US pricing for the new product is $199 and $149 renewals, and there's usually 20% off coupon codes available if you look around a bit.