Online Banking with UK edition


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Tony

Does anyone know what Microsoft's intentions are with Money?

The last version for the UK is 2005, which means that in a lot of cases the
2 year online banking support has now finished.

This is a real shame since I'm a Nationwide curstomer and the feature is
fantastic.

If MS aren't planning an upgrade I'd like to think they would switch off the
"cripple" for us to continue.
 
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Cal Learner

Does anyone know what Microsoft's intentions are with Money?

The last version for the UK is 2005, which means that in a lot of cases the
2 year online banking support has now finished.

This is a real shame since I'm a Nationwide curstomer and the feature is
fantastic.

If MS aren't planning an upgrade I'd like to think they would switch off the
"cripple" for us to continue.
A potential turnoff is not built into Money 2005 in the sense that
when your computer's date hits a date it will not turn off.

Don't expect Microsoft to turn off the Money 2005 ability to
download from your FI if there is not an upgrade path.
 
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Tony

Cal Learner said:
A potential turnoff is not built into Money 2005 in the sense that
when your computer's date hits a date it will not turn off.

Don't expect Microsoft to turn off the Money 2005 ability to
download from your FI if there is not an upgrade path.
Well, guess what ...

That's EXACTLY what happened!

Ran smoothly for a couple of months and then BANG - no connectivity - MS
admitted that was the problem. Some how - after trying Money on a different
machine it's working OK for now.
 
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Tony

Cal Learner said:
I remain skeptical of your assessment.
Well, I guess I should have kept the email trail between myself and the
Microsoft helpdesk as proof!
 
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Cal Learner

Well, I guess I should have kept the email trail between myself and the
Microsoft helpdesk as proof!
You are specifically stating that you received an email from
Microsoft that with UK Money 2005 there was a timeout internally
embedded in the program that, based on a date, disabled your ability
to get OFX statements from the Nationwide or to use QIF or OFX
statements from your institution's website. I expect that somebody
on one end or the other of that communication had a
misunderstanding.

Now if something got fouled up on some Microsoft server that caused
your download problem, that could have happened.
 
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Tony

Cal Learner said:
You are specifically stating that you received an email from
Microsoft that with UK Money 2005 there was a timeout internally
embedded in the program that, based on a date, disabled your ability
to get OFX statements from the Nationwide or to use QIF or OFX
statements from your institution's website. I expect that somebody
on one end or the other of that communication had a
misunderstanding.

Now if something got fouled up on some Microsoft server that caused
your download problem, that could have happened.
Here's the section of the licence agreement they quoted at me. If it
continues to work then great - but I'm just repeating what MS said:

"2. USE LIMITATIONS.

a. Expiration of Internet-Based Services. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
MICROSOFT MONEY INTERNET-BASED SERVICES POLICY LOCATED AT
http://money.msn.com/Money/2005/GBR/IBSP.asp, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE
INTERNET-BASED SERVICES OF THE SOFTWARE TWO (2) YEARS AFTER YOUR ACTIVATION
OF THE SOFTWARE OR SEPTEMBER 1, 2007, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER. Your ability to
perform certain Internet-based services may require that you obtain these
services separately from your financial institution, with or without a fee.
Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue these Internet-based
services at any time, without notice."
 
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Bob Peel, MVP

The disabling of online updates is not built into the program but has to be
activated specifically by MS sending instructions to the program. See
http://money.mvps.org/faq/article/354.aspx which points to the MS site that
says "Update - July 2007
The product page on the UK Money site was updated to say 31st December 2009
would be the expiry date."
 
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BrianW

The disabling of online updates is not built into the program but has to
be activated specifically by MS sending instructions to the program. See
http://money.mvps.org/faq/article/354.aspx which points to the MS site
that says "Update - July 2007
The product page on the UK Money site was updated to say 31st December
2009 would be the expiry date."
In the (possibly unlikely) event that Microsoft decided to disable this,
would checking "work offline" prevent this from happening? Indeed what
effect does "work offline" actually have?
 

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