If you are a subscriber to Microsoft's MSDN and TechNet programs, get ready to be hit with more restrictions. Microsoft has announced plans to launch new policies on how users can access these two services. MSDN and TechNet are supposed to allow select business customers and software developers access to past and present Microsoft software product keys for an annual subscription fee.
ZDNet.com is reporting
that these changes are being made in response to the influx of MSDN and TechNet product keys that are later resold to outsiders, along with pirated discs. One of the new restrictions will cut the number of product keys for current versions of Windows and Microsoft Office that MSDN subscribers can receive in half, from 10 to just five. MSDN subscribers will only get three product keys for older software versions.