Noticed tonight that MS changed the licensing agreements for Technet in July of 2012.
New licensing agreement this past month; TechNet Subscriptions and Licensing
• MS removed the home based software (Home Premium, Ultimate, Starter) editions. Tried to reinforce the usage of IT users only for business evaluation and support.
• They have also defined the usage scenarios which qualify for use of this software.
And in the new subscription agreement; TechNet Subscriptions Software License Terms
• They acknowledge that if you let your subscription expire they might deactivate your keys which will eliminate your ability to activate products.
They are finally cracking down on this nonsensical offering of all of their software for $199. I never understood why Technet offered so much and was so cheap.