Anyone who has been an IT manager for a while knows the drill. Every once in a while comes a delivery guy and instead of Pizza, makes you sign for a bunch of Microsoft CDs. They all come packed in nice nylon bags which you open and then sort in a big bag. Unless you're a big world-wide developer you might not need most of those CDs, since they are in all kind of languages that you do not speak.
Now, instead, you get a download only TechNet service Plus service where you can simply download a copy of anything you want when you want it. If your Internet line is very good, it might take you less time than browsing through a lost of sometimes obscure and outdated CDs.
This is a logical and welcome step by Microsoft. For more information go here: