Monday, June 25, 2007

Banking Services Update coming in July for Money users

The following information was posted to the MSN Money Network Page recently, about an update coming in July 2007:

When: Mid July (expected around 19 July)


In mid-July, Money’s banking services will be updated. The update will affect customers who use Microsoft Money 2005, 2006, and 2007 and MSN Money My Accounts users. During the update, online services such as account balance updates and transaction downloads may not respond. After the update, you may need to set up your accounts again to regain access to online services.

To prepare, do the following:

  • Record the name and password for all accounts that need access to online services.
  • If you are using Money 2005, 2006 or 2007, create backup copies of all your Money files. In Microsoft Money, on the File menu, click Back Up. Note: it is a good practice to save copies in multiple locations for added security.
  • Review the Microsoft Money Support Web site ( for additional information about backup, sign-in, and online services.

During the service update period you may not be able to sign into your Money file with full online access. You can access your Money file during the update by selecting the check box I want to sign into Money directly, without access to all online services on the Money sign-in page. This sign in issue will impact Money 2004 and older versions as well as the newer Money 2005, 2006 and 2007 versions.

Duration: The service update period may be a few days in duration.

The scheduled event will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Money 2006 with Windows Mobile Device Center on Vista

My Xbox360 is broken - three red lights of death appear on the console, and it is already at the repair centre. Hopefully things will be fixed because it has been great fun over the last year.

So, in the meantime, I decided to go through my 'to do' list for the Money site, and I came across one that was entitled 'Registry Fix for MS Money 2006 and MS Money for PocketPC 2006 in Windows Vista with Windows Mobile Device Center' - wow... long title name, but says exactly what it's about. I'd had it in my to do list for quite a while, but managed to get around to putting it online

This article was written by, who had fixed an issue using said programs (MS Money 2006, MS Money for POcket PC 2006, Windows Vista and Windows Mobile Device Center).

It also addresses some issues what some people have had with errors in ActiveDsk.dll (see FAQ Article 486.

As always, articles related to MS Money and its associated programs are always welcome. There is a contact link at the base of each of my FAQ site pages.

Sunday, June 10, 2007 website down again


The website is down again today. It's been out of action now for a couple of hours.

Looks like it could be down a few more hours yet, so if you need articles in the meantime, you may need to go to the google cache (do a search on google, find the page on my website, and then press 'cached' to read it).

MY apologies. I've been trying to get things back up for the last two hours, but I don't think it can be fixed without intervention from the server administrators.

I possibly may have to start looking for some alternative hosting, but would prefer not, as i'll have to change the URL if I do :(

Update 10pm: seems like we're back in business. Let's hope so as I have an early flight in the morning and would prefer the site back up for the next 4 days before I come back

Friday, June 08, 2007

Trio of new articles

Three new articles this morning - one is a calculation article, the other two are some obscure problems that can occur (one with Money, the other with MSN Money (but can also affect Money)).

Hope they're useful to someone.

Article 484
How weekly amounts are extrapolated to yearly amounts in the budget

Article 483
Setup was unable to install some of the components needed to run Money

Article 482
Unable to sign into Windows Live with Windows 98 or ME

Changes in the latest update to the MSN Money site

On June 7, 2007, there was a minor update to the MSN Money website. The changes will be available late on this date or first thing Friday.

The changes are
  • Improvements to the Quotes Watch List
  • Organize your investments in accounts
  • New columns such as High and Low Targets
  • Redesigned Quote Detail page
  • Stock Recommendations hosted by Motley Fool

More information can be found on the What's new page on the MSN Money site