1. I have not heard that MS will not be giving a NFR of TechNet.. Hopefully that is a rumor and not the case. The content is always great at Tech Ed, but the TechNet subscription is valuable to my business. Guess we'll see what MS does
2. I don't expect a Surface RT to be free, but a significant discount should be available. I would really like to have one, and be able to show to my customers. I carry a Windows 8 phone (Nokia 920), a Windows I5 tablet (Samsung), Ultra notebook (HP). Without a doubt I manage other vendors (Apple and Android) devices, but I constantly want to show my customers the MS value proposition which is usually there.