Site Update: Thurrott Premium Sale, Notifications

Site Update: Thurrott Premium Sale, Notifications

Lots of big news here at Thurrott Premium is on sale, and Alpha members can renew at the same promotional rate as last year. Plus, we’ve rolled out site notifications for everyone.

OK, let’s dive right in.

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Thurrott Premium is on sale

If you’re not already a Thurrott Premium member, you can join now at what I’m told will be the lowest price of the year: $48 for an annual membership, a savings of $16 off the normal price of $64 per year. This promotion runs through the end of July.

Become a Thurrott Premium Member now for $48.00!

Alpha members

As a thank you to those who bet on us the earliest, we are also allowing Alpha members to renew their subscriptions for the original $42 promotional pricing. So if you renew now, not only will get the lowest-ever pricing on Thurrott Premium again, your subscription will be extended through October 2, 2018. (If you choose not to renew this month, you will have the opportunity to renew at the normal annual membership rate of $64.00.)

Renew your Thurrott Premium Membership now for $42.00!


Site notifications went live a few weeks back and our web team has been busy fixing bugs and responding to your feedback. If you’ve not yet checked it out, be sure to check out Brad’s post explaining this functionality. But long story short, notifications will help you stay up-to-date on articles, forum posts, and comments, and you can configure it to work the way you want.

Thank you

I also wanted to thank you all for your support and for your patience and understanding as our small team works to keep making this site better every day. I’m privileged to work with people I love and respect, and I feel like we have something special here. Based on the feedback we get, you understand that as well. And that makes the whole thing worth doing.

Thanks, everyone.



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  • bbold

    11 July, 2017 - 10:38 am

    <p>What a great deal! Thanks Paul and Brad, for all that you do. I'll def be re-subscribing. xx</p>

    • Brad Sams

      Premium Member
      11 July, 2017 - 10:49 am

      <blockquote><a href="#141028"><em>In reply to bbold:</em></a></blockquote><p>Thanks!</p>

  • Narg

    11 July, 2017 - 10:46 am

    <p>I had intended to bug you guys about the notifications. I want them off. I like to control my reading, not let a site control it for me. That was a lesson from Franklin Covey, turn off e-mail notifications. You read e-mail on your schedule, not the e-mail's schedule.</p><p>P.S. renewed :)</p>

    • Brad Sams

      Premium Member
      11 July, 2017 - 10:49 am

      <blockquote><a href="#141140"><em>In reply to Narg:</em></a></blockquote><p>You can turn them all off and manage everything from <a href="; target="_blank">here</a>.</p>

      • PhotM

        Premium Member
        11 July, 2017 - 11:25 am

        <blockquote><a href="#141193"><em>In reply to brad-sams:</em></a></blockquote><blockquote><br></blockquote><p>Brad, Tim,</p><p><br></p><p>I just tried this out, above. It only gives 2 options, never or immediate.</p><p>I look on the management page, it is the same. Is there any chance of a once a day Email?</p><p><br></p><p>Best Regards,</p><p><br></p><p>Crysta</p>

        • Brad Sams

          Premium Member
          11 July, 2017 - 11:54 am

          <blockquote><a href="#141402"><em>In reply to PhotM:</em></a></blockquote><p>If you look at the top of the settings page, there are two options to turn off all emails and turn off all notifications.</p><p><br></p><p>We would like to get to 'once a day' agregation email but are not quite there yet.</p>

          • KingPCGeek

            Premium Member
            11 July, 2017 - 2:51 pm

            <blockquote><a href="#141481"><em>In reply to brad-sams:</em></a></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Really need a setting that notifies you once when a new comment is made and doesn't send you another notification email until you actually go to the web site and read comments. For an active comments article its pretty nuts to get email after email after each comment is made. </p>

  • iPetr

    11 July, 2017 - 11:06 am

    <p>Definitely keeping my Alpha subscription. As a feedback from me, I really really love ThurrottNOW, but it is really hard to find on mobile and scrolling through dates should be streamlined, but love it anyway!</p><p>Keep up the good work!</p>

  • kzrystof

    11 July, 2017 - 11:11 am

    <p>Awesome. Subscription renewed&nbsp;:)</p>

  • PhotM

    Premium Member
    11 July, 2017 - 11:18 am

    <p>Thank You for this ! :D</p><p><br></p><p>My Thanks to Tim for resolving my account problems quickly and KINDLY, a rarity these days.</p><p>Thanks Paul for all you do but especially for the early heads up for this on Twitter several days ago. You thought you had deleted the Tweet…… hahaha not so fast, I get my Tweets on SMS. So, under Tim's tutelage, I renewed last week for a test and it worked flawlessly on PayPal.</p><p><br></p><p>I am a happy customer, {D</p><p><br></p><p>Best Regards,</p><p><br></p><p>Crysta</p>

  • Nadawan

    Premium Member
    11 July, 2017 - 12:20 pm

    <p>Renewed! How much does it cost to get upgraded to #2 ?</p>

  • Vuppe

    11 July, 2017 - 12:47 pm

    <p>Merch store?</p>

    • Angela_WWW

      11 July, 2017 - 4:51 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#141710"><em>In reply to Vuppe:</em></a></blockquote><p>I want a big Thurrot coffee cup too.</p>

    • anchovylover

      11 July, 2017 - 6:45 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#141710"><em>In reply to Vuppe:</em></a></blockquote><p>The site has a store. I'm going to be ordering a coffee mug depending on the cost of freight to Australia.</p>

  • dave0

    11 July, 2017 - 2:12 pm

    <p>Renewed! At $48.00 its a no-brainer.</p>

  • ekimvf

    11 July, 2017 - 2:22 pm

    <p>I already re-subbed earlier this week. </p><p>I would like to say thanks to the entire team, but especially Paul and Brad, for providing us with a reliable source of news and information (and entertainment as a bonus!). I come here several times a day, and will continue to do so! </p><p>I also second the motion: more tandem bike please!</p>

  • moogleassassin

    11 July, 2017 - 2:31 pm

    <p>if my sub expires in October and I renew now, will the renew start from October not today?</p>

    • Brad Sams

      Premium Member
      11 July, 2017 - 4:52 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#142057"><em>In reply to moogleassassin:</em></a></blockquote><p>It will add 12 months to your account, so 12 months from October.</p>

      • jmeiii75

        Premium Member
        12 July, 2017 - 12:53 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#142493"><em>In reply to brad-sams:</em></a></blockquote><p>That's fantastic. I subscribed in February and would have been happy to re-up at the normal rate of $64. I just renewed. Thanks for the deal, guys! Really love would you're doing. </p>

  • Brandonlpierce

    Premium Member
    11 July, 2017 - 2:54 pm

    <p>Thank you.</p>

  • RossNWirth

    Premium Member
    11 July, 2017 - 2:55 pm

    <p>Keep up the great work Paul &amp; Team!</p>

  • Delmont

    11 July, 2017 - 3:09 pm

    <p>Keep up the hard work. It is noticed! :-)</p>

  • xapache

    11 July, 2017 - 4:13 pm

    <p>Both links take you to the Alpha membership renewal page.</p>

    • Brad Sams

      Premium Member
      11 July, 2017 - 4:51 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#142365"><em>In reply to xapache:</em></a></blockquote><p>The link is dynamic…so if you are an alpha member you will see the alpha rate and if you are not, you see the normal rate.</p>

      • xapache

        11 July, 2017 - 5:05 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#142492"><em>In reply to brad-sams:</em></a></blockquote><p>Great, thanks.</p>

  • dcdevito

    11 July, 2017 - 5:02 pm

    <p>I renewed in a heartbeat with the hope of seeing more premium videos of Paul and Brad </p>

    • Brad Sams

      Premium Member
      11 July, 2017 - 7:46 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#142501"><em>In reply to dcdevito:</em></a></blockquote><p>Appreciate this…those videos are quite a bit of work!</p>

      • ChristopherCollins

        Premium Member
        13 July, 2017 - 12:09 am

        <blockquote><a href="#142790"><em>In reply to brad-sams:</em></a></blockquote><p><br></p><p>I am in this every bit as much for the videos and podcasts. I will say that the productions you do after trips are often hilarious and very well done. One of the little things I look forward to. Glad to support you guys.</p><p><br></p>

    • Gedisoft

      Premium Member
      12 July, 2017 - 2:14 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#142501"><em>In reply to dcdevito:</em></a></blockquote><p>yep, those videos only are worth the price….especially Paul who allways seem to get lost !</p><p><br></p>

  • Darekmeridian

    11 July, 2017 - 7:18 pm

    <p>Renewed at the $64 dollar rate and a few days later got a $22 refund.. thanks guys! </p><p><br></p>


    11 July, 2017 - 7:19 pm

    <p>I renewed as soon as I got home to a computer I know is secure enough! Thanks to Brad, Paul, and everyone else behind the site(s).</p>

    • Brad Sams

      Premium Member
      11 July, 2017 - 7:45 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#142730"><em>In reply to KPRROK:</em></a></blockquote><p>Will make sure to let the entire team know.</p>

  • ChristopherCollins

    Premium Member
    11 July, 2017 - 10:52 pm

    <p>Thanks for the incentives, Paul &amp; Brad… I'm in for another year. :-)</p><p><br></p>

  • fraXis

    Premium Member
    11 July, 2017 - 11:46 pm

    <p>Thanks Paul for the discount for the Alpha members. Much appreciated.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

  • RickiTickiToc

    12 July, 2017 - 5:52 am

    <p>Thanks fellas</p>

  • smokinbenrage

    12 July, 2017 - 1:48 pm

    <p>I bought a yearly subscription to the website last week. Can I get a refund on the difference for this sale price?</p>

    • Brad Sams

      Premium Member
      12 July, 2017 - 8:06 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#143832"><em>In reply to smokinbenrage:</em></a></blockquote><p>Please email [email protected], they can assist you.</p>

  • louda55

    13 July, 2017 - 6:04 am

    <p>renewed! love the podcasts and the site! thanks guys and the whole team</p>

  • Joe R

    Premium Member
    13 July, 2017 - 8:35 pm

    <p>Great work Paul!</p>

  • wosully

    Premium Member
    14 July, 2017 - 9:51 am

    <p>I renewed, and thanks for the great content, BUT, I need a mug! Where can I buy one?</p>

  • narboza

    16 July, 2017 - 12:35 pm

    <p>Emailed Help to make sure my premium subscription was not auto-renewed somehow. They were quick, polite, and competent. That was much appreciated.</p><p><br></p><p>I have to say that the content quality here has diverged from what was promised a year ago. Paul is ragging on everything Microsoft so much that he is pretty much unreadable for someone looking for a technical analysis. It is mostly just comment on how wrong Microsoft is and how he is personally disappointed. Fine. Be that way, but hold up the writing standards. I have stopped reading anything from Paul that starts with "Thinking About" because I have learned that it will not be useful material–just how he would be better at running everything Microsoft.</p><p><br></p><p>Mary Jo will write within her scope of interest, but she is excellent at noting the difference between her news and her comments. Paul is not.</p><p><br></p><p>You might as well expand the Android and Apple sections of this site because that is what Paul really seems to want to write about. Check the Windows 10 top dropdown above and see what appears. Only one thing there for the main Microsoft OS.</p><p><br></p><p>Good luck Brad.</p>

  • jrczekaj

    17 July, 2017 - 11:12 am

    <p>I just renewed my Alpha Membership and am looking forward to another year of great information from the site. Keep up the great work. I did experience one issue when renewing: When I completed the web form for the renewal and clicked the "submit" button, the page went completely gray. Before it came back, I received an email confirmation of my membership renewal. When the page came back, there was no indication that my renewal had been processed. What came back was just the information on the renewal screen. I would have expected there to be a message stating that my renewal had been successfully processed, or a new screen indicating the status of my renewal.</p>

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