Microsoft Money, a Quicken competitor, is discontinued. But what happens to users and their “locked in” data?
- A request to disclose the .mny format documentation of Microsoft Money was denied.
- Some Microsoft developers suggested to open source the obsolete product which would imply disclosure of the interface information.
- Online Activation: Microsoft has announced plans to release versions of Money Plus Deluxe and Money Plus Home & Business that will not require online activation. This version will allow you to keep your Money files and transactional history but will not allow access to online services or premium services. Availability is expected prior to the end of online activation on Jan. 31, 2011.
- Intuit offers affected Microsoft customers a transition to their own product Quicken as well as data conversion.