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||ggolcher||Microsoft||Wearables||9 months ago||
||ggolcher||Community Feedback||Hardware||1 year ago||
||ggolcher||Microsoft||Windows||1 year ago||
I wanted to share some information to y'all so you're ready and aware: Band refunds are happening. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, read this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4467073/end-of-support-for-the-microsoft-health-dashboard-applications).
I know this because I got my refund recently. I don't know if it is happening gradually or all at once, but it's happening.
Anyway, I got notification from Microsoft at all, so it's easy to miss what is happening. Basically it'll occur over three steps:
- You'll get an email inviting you to Microsoft Payment Central.
- Once you fill out your information, you'll get an approval email.
- Finally, you'll get a deposit to the bank account you provided Payment Central
So yeah, terrible communication from Microsoft as no info was shared about process or timelines. Initially I thought it was a phishing attempt, except the links were clean and it mentioned me by name. For several days I was confused and had no idea why Microsoft would invite me to Payment Central. Eventually I figured it out. Nonetheless, I got bonus money I wasn't expecting before their announcement relatively quickly, so I'll give Microsoft a pass. ;)
I hope this helps!
PS: For the site admins, I'd love to upload photos of the process, but the site does not let me attach photos. That's an opportunity for a good feature in the future.
One thing I have always admired about this site is that you guys don't provide fluff to inflate the number of articles you post. Some other sites upload up to 3 articles with a copy-paste of a Windows 10 Insider build announcement. That's ridiculous and you rightfully call it out.
Well, I think there has to be a better way to present all the CES hardware articles you're posting. Maybe a daily hardware announcement wrap-up article or live blog or something. They are all essentially related and not all do merit their own separate article, right?
Just my two cents. :)
In Ask Paul y asked Paul what he thought Microsoft's next bombshell announcement may be. He thoughtfully offered Windows. That woould indeed be game-changing!
AnOldAmigaUser expressed the potential security challenges of open-sourcing Windows. Heck, even Paul says that the magnitude of doing this would be well nigh impossible. I agree.
But this got me thinking: what is Microsoft were to open source their rumored OS Lite? It won't be called Windows and will be substantially scaled back. Would that be more of a possibility?
Paul or Brad, would you have any information about this?