It would depend on your interests.
I have had a subscription for years (renewed)
This was for specific purposes. Yes, it does give you access to all of Microsofts software, with licences. Truth is, the only things I have found worthwhile are the Office suites, as they are released and, on one occasion only, a server. The OS's are available, but if yoyu are progessive, only the latest is, of course, useful. I obtain Beta releases and new OS's though another Microsoft path.
On reflection, whilst I did not pay for my initial subscription (it was a gift), I think I have probably paid more for the material I have a use for, than if I had purchased through the normal retail channels!
The only real financial benefit would be to large onward sellers, who wish to give their staff pre - training, ot to pirates, who could sell on the software licences. The latter is a very dangerous buisness. The best case, when the licence is observed as being used by other than the subscription holder, is immediate loss of the subscription, without recompense. This has happened on many occasions. Worst case is prosecution. This has, because of the immensity of the procedure, only happened on a few instances, and mainly concerning some small business organisations.
I think this may only be available to existing subscribers or, possible, already registered live members. This is the original Email I received from MS Technet.
Microsoft Corporation has developed an exclusive pilot program for TechNet Plus, its web-based professional support service offering. This new program is not yet available to the public. We wanted to extend an opportunity to you to try out this service and tell us what you think before it is launched. If you participate in and complete the program, Microsoft will offer you a free one-year subscription to the TechNet Plus site (a 237 British Pounds value). Also included is free Microsoft support call (a 171 British Pounds value). We will also be holding regular raffles to win one of eleven Zune 4’s, one of six xBox Arcades, or one of five Flip Video Mino HD Camcorders throughout the course of the pilot program.
This special pilot program will involve exploring a private version of the TechNet Plus website and providing us with feedback and commentary on your experience. Your feedback will be registered on a special web portal that will be set up for you. The total length of the program is 2 Ã‚Â½ months and will consist of a total of three 10-15 minute surveys and several smaller tasks.
Here is the link to finish the screening process and setup the pilot registration. Once you click the link, this next step will take about 15 minutes.
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After finishing the screening process, the program will inform you of the final steps to activate your TechNet Plus subscription, and log-in to the ITAC site to provide your feedback. *Please reply to this email when you have completed these remaining steps and are officially activated as a participant in this study, so we can make sure our records are updated.
This is my opinion and not authorative. You will, if you work through the qualifications, eventually end up at a survey group. There is no direct promise of a free subscription. You be asked to provide personal data and opinions during this process.