VMTN: It was to VMware Developers & Consultants what MSDN is to Windows Developers & Consultants, and it may be coming back

Posted by Paul Braren on Feb 4 2012 (updated on Aug 29 2013) in
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  • ESXi
  • Back in November of 2011, there was news of the possibility of the return of the VMware Technology Network, aka, VMTN. Yeah, VMTN is still there today, but without the MSDN-like subscriptions to extended code trials, which cost $299 per year back in 2006.

    Here's 3 of the stories:

    Bring Back VMTN! For Us and You VMware.
    November 4, 2011 by nashwj

    VMware May Bring Back VMTN Subscription For Developers
    By Kevin McLaughlin, CRN
    November 08, 2011 5:45 PM ET

    Investigating the options to bring back VMTN Subscriptions!
    Added Nov 8, 2011, By Duncan Epping

    The related thread on VMware Communities is now at nearing 10,000 views, and is past 244 Replies (17 pages), and counting:

    So we were warned it could take a while, it seems we're all just not sure how long a "while" is quite yet.

    Aug 29 2013 Update:
    Just published, Signs of Life for the VMware VMTN Subscription Movement by Chris Wahl on Aug 29, 2013.
    What do you think, is there hope?