I am really LOVING this TechNet subscription!
Having access to so many product keys makes you want to install programs!
You are started out with 10 keys for almost all of the programs, except for the Multiple Activation/Static Activation programs, which use one key for multiple activations. I assume there's a limit to that number of activations, though I haven't found out what it is. I've read between 10 and 100!
In the last two weeks or so, just for Windows and Office, I’ve used:
1 Vista Ultimate x64
1 Vista Business x64
1 7 Professional x64
1 7 Ultimate x86
1 7 Home Basic (only comes in 32-bit)
1 7 Starter (only comes in 32-bit)
2 Office 2007 Professional
1 Office 2003 Standard (with Office 2003 Professional is a Static Activation program same with Office XP)
They’re more stingy with 7, not surprising, but for XP and Vista, they’re much more "generous". Internationally, because of the anti-trust thing, there are multiple versions and they give you keys for them individually. For example, with Vista, Business and Home Basic are completely different than Business N and Home Basic N. The only difference, in reality, is the N versions don’t come with Windows Media Player, which DUH can just be downloaded and installed but they’re a different count in the activation keys. So despite the fact that I’ve used one Business key, I still have 10 Business N keys.
With XP, there are even more internationally versions, because Korea got their piece of flesh with the K version. So with XP Home, for example, there's XP Home, XP Home K (which doesn’t include instant messenger) and XP Home KN (which doesn’t include media player and instant messenger). Same with XP Professional. Plus there's XP Media Center and XP Tablet!
If I’d gotten this subscription last year, renewed it this year, both at full price, I’d still have saved hundreds of dollars that I’ve spent on Microsoft software. Too bad I can't sell any of them!