Saturday, May 22, 2010

Microsoft Money Forum

A few weeks ago, I posted that Microsoft were going to close their newsgroups and move to a a web based forum for community support.

It is now possible to access this community forum, which can be accessed by going to

Some of the MVPs and regular posters from the newsgroup will be there to assist.

Given that Microsoft are no longer producing Money, it is unlikely that any of the Microsoft Money team will be posting there.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Money Plus Sunset Home and Business

Money Plus Sunset Home and Business is designed to be a replacement for expired versions of Money Plus Home and Business.

Note: The Money Plus Sunset versions come with online self-help only. See Overview section for more info.

You can download the sunset sku for Home and Business from the Microsoft download site.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Money "sunset" sku

Microsoft Money products since Money 2007 have utilized a digital rights management system which required users to activate their product at or shortly after setup. Now that the Microsoft Money product line is nearing the end of its supported lifecycle, the activation services will also be ending. To enable users the ability to continue to use Microsoft Money manually, (without online quotes or online banking services), Microsoft is releasing "Money Plus Deluxe Sunset", and a "Money Plus Home and Business Sunset". The Sunset skus do not require activation, and come preconfigured with no online services, thus allowing users access to their Microsoft Money data files.

You can download the product from here.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Closing of Microsoft Newsgroups

Beginning in June 2010, Microsoft will begin closing newsgroups and migrating users to Microsoft forums that include Microsoft Answers, TechNet and MSDN. This move will centralize content, make it easier for contributors to retain their influence, reduce redundancies and make content easier to find. Overall, forums offer a better spam management platform that will improve customer satisfaction by encouraging a healthy discussion space.

Read more at source.

Note that this WILL apply to the Microsoft Money newsgroups.