No Microsoft Money on Microsoft Store

Discussion in 'Microsoft Money' started by Kocureq, Nov 14, 2008.

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    Kocureq Guest

    Today a new MS software store was announced -

    However, when I search for money, there's no Microsoft Money there.

    Everything points to assumption that Money will be discontinued really
    soon. Too bad - I have couple years of historical data...
    Kocureq, Nov 14, 2008
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    Dick Watson Guest

    I don't know that this means that. It is still available through the links
    at It may just be a case that the
    pre-existing electronic distribution arrangement for Money precluded this

    But you may be correct that Money's future is less than encouraging.

    I have continuous data since 1993 in Money.
    Dick Watson, Nov 14, 2008
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  3. I've been concerned about that myself. Dropping non-US business is not a
    good sign.
    Paul Pedersen, Nov 18, 2008
  4. It is a sign that users outside the US didn't buy enough copies of Money to
    make a profit. Seems like the US is suffering from the same syndrome.

    Bob Peel,
    Microsoft MVP - Money

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    Bob Peel, MVP, Nov 18, 2008
  5. An awful lot of people use Euros. Why isn't Money getting some of that
    business? Who is getting it?
    Paul Pedersen, Nov 18, 2008
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    Scott Tyler Guest

    Apparently not Intuit: I just walked through placing an order on the
    Quicken website, and the only countries in the drop-down selector were
    USA and Canada.

    Users from other countries have been able to buy Money Plus by giving a
    false USA address for the download product. I don't know if that works
    with Quicken or not, but as there isn't a trial version of Quicken, less
    ppl are likely to be willing to take that chance.
    Scott Tyler, Nov 19, 2008
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    Dick Watson Guest

    I don't think the problem is selling in Euros. I think the problem is people
    who buy in Euros expect the thing to be tailored to their language and tax
    laws and local bank downloads and stock market quotes and so forth. That
    localization costs more than the user base in all of these separate
    countries with all of their separate languages and stock markets and tax
    laws and so forth can carry as a profitable business model.
    Dick Watson, Nov 19, 2008
  8. I guess Europe has a way to go with the economic integration. Stock market
    quotes for instance seem like a prime candidate for standardization.
    Standardized bank downloads, well, we still have that problem here.

    But one would think that with 350 million people over there, that there'd be
    plenty of incentive.
    Paul Pedersen, Nov 21, 2008
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    Dick Watson Guest

    I dunno. 300 million people here don't seem to be doing much for their
    business case.
    Dick Watson, Nov 22, 2008
  10. You have a point.

    I don't understand it though. I've been using Quicken and/or Money for close
    to 20 years now, and I can't imagine how anyone gets along without them.

    Like my friend with the ten rental properties, still doing accounting by
    hand, or spreadsheet at most. She has also several bank and brokerage
    accounts. Always losing track of statements, never knows how much money she
    has where, or how any of the investments are doing. It's crazy! And you can
    just imagine what tax time is like.

    There must be a lot of people like that, who would benefit tremendously from
    personal finance software. Seriously, I can't understand why everyone
    doesn't use it. It's like living in the Stone Age - intentionally!.
    Paul Pedersen, Nov 22, 2008
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    SteveBell Guest

    You have to remember that the median IQ is 100. Half of all the people
    in the world are less able than that. Lots of them are _much_ less able.

    Plenty of those under-100s are capable of running a business, but not
    necessarily of running it well. You know to do extra work up front
    finding tools and procedures that will save you lots more work in the
    future, but that's a shortcoming of less able people. They figure out
    _a_ way that works, then never deviate from it.

    An example: I was Information Officer at a manufacturing company. One
    of our clerks was in charge of generating a weekly production report.
    She printed four or five different reports from our ERP system, then
    typed selected numbers into a spreadsheet, generating summaries. She
    then got more numbers from spreadsheets created by other people and
    took numbers from all these sources and typed them into a third
    spreadsheet. It took her more than two days every week.

    I spent a day or two designing a report for her that did all that work
    in a few seconds, pulling the numbers directly from the ERP system.

    Her response: "You're getting rid of my job!"

    My reply: "No, I'm freeing you up to do things that require thinking."

    She could have taken the initiative to do all this herself, but she had
    _a_ way that worked.

    She left shortly after that to go to nursing school. Productivity took
    a small jump, because the guys from the shop floor quit coming into the
    office area and hanging around waiting for her to drop something. You
    see, she liked to wear these *really* short skirts....
    SteveBell, Nov 22, 2008
  12. When you think of how dumb the average person is, it's really disheartening
    to realize that half the population is even dumber.

    It sounds like she didn't want that.

    Oh god.

    See, you made things worse after all. Now who's the dummy? ;-)
    Paul Pedersen, Nov 23, 2008
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