managed newsgroups are the same newsgroups everyone is posting to in =
public. But as an MSDN subscriber you may activate a special e-mail =
account being monitored by Microsoft support people. So they guarantee =
you get a response from them within 1-2 days.
From what I see, MS Visual Studio is missing from the list of beneficial =
software in the Action Pack.
And after having a bit more of reading through the Empower for ISV =
pages, it seem's with your subscription you grant MS access to your =
office and sales figures. Something *I* would never accept. That's why I =
don't have a Payback card ;) ... Well, so it seem's I'll have to stick =
with MSDN Premium subscription then.
Guys, thanks for enlightening me with your replies!
One of the benefits say - "MSDN online managed support newsgroups" - see =
Are these special newsgroups for subscribers different than these in the =
public domain I am posting in now?
I also was under the impression that benefits ended but you could still =
use the software you were using per an MSDN support person I had talked =
to though admittedly having the software is a big benefit. Do they turn =
your license keys off or what? Could make a fun last minute conversion =
Also I'm in the Empower Program but there is also an "Action Pack" =
program and I'm a bit confused about the difference but it is even =
cheaper yet and seems to be basically the same thing as Empower. See =
https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40016455?PS=3D3 and =
Would love for someone to explain the real differences so we could =