Friday, August 22, 2008

MSN Money August Site Update

When: August 21, 2008


Updates include:
  • Processing new dividends and updating/backfilling missing dividend data for Mutual Funds
  • Showing Stock Gifts, Stock Award and Exercised Options on the Insider Trading page
  • Getting 52-week High/Low numbers for additional exchanges (primarily International)
  • A new News provider: Minyanville

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Full Microsoft Statement on Money 2009

A full statement from Microsoft has been released about the Annual Release Change and 100% Online distribution (out of the packaging business and physical retail store shelves)

You can find the full text on FAQ Article 562

This statement is relevant to the US product. Future releases (Money 2010?) are TBD.

Even now, we still haven't had any formal announcement about Money 2005 replacements for UK, France, International. However, I would guess that they won't be planning these either.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Microsoft announce no Money 2009

Microsoft PR gave the following response to a user enquiring about their copy of Money 2006 expiring:

While Microsoft Money Plus continues to be a valuable tool for consumers, the feedback we are hearing is that the incremental updates to the software don't merit a new product every year.

Given this, Microsoft has decided against releasing a 2009 version of Money Plus. Instead, Microsoft is focusing distribution efforts for Microsoft Money Plus software online via download and discontinuing traditional box sales of the software at retail.

All of the Money Plus products will be available for download on MSN Money, providing the same suite of tools and information, but no packaging means more convenience for the consumer and a greener choice for our environment.

This means if you have Money 2006 and it is expiring, then you'll need to purchase an online downloadable version of Money Plus to continue. You can get it through links such as:

  • Microsoft Money Plus Deluxe
  • Microsoft Money Plus Premium
  • Microsoft Money Plus Home & Business
These links are no longer valid

Friday, August 01, 2008

Disabling of Passport Support for Money 2002, 2003 and 2004

Money 2004, and earlier versions of Money use an earlier version of the Microsoft Passport Network that Money no longer supports as of July 31, 2008.

Note "Microsoft Passport Network" is an obsolete term, and the current term is "Windows Live ID." However, you will find references to Microsoft Passport Network in Money Help and in the Money user interface (UI).

Additionally, online service support for Money 2005 ended on November 30, 2007.

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