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Randy Walker Entrepreneur, VB MVP

Just received an e-mail that as of Nov 23, 2008 (below), Microsoft will no longer be marketing Windows Live OneCare.  It’s unknown what that means, other than them closing the affiliate program (where marketers get paid if you install it).  It is unreasonable that they will discontinue the product, since they have just launched Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Live OneCare Server.  I’m wondering if the marketing department that was contracted, was fired.

Windows Live OneCare to Close November 23, 2008

Thank you for your participation in the Windows Live OneCare affiliate program. Unfortunately, Microsoft will no longer be marketing the Windows Live OneCare product, and therefore must close this offer as of November 23, 2008.

Any banner or text ads that you currently have in place and receiving traffic will still be eligible for payout through 12:00am EST November 23, 2008. However, any traffic after this date will no longer be eligible for the coupon or commission payout.
Final commission payout for all approved activity through the end of day tomorrow, November 22, 2008, will be processed and paid in the month of December. This payment will also include any delayed October payment you are expecting. Be sure to turn in your W8 or W9 tax forms before November 23 to receive payment, as you will no be eligible for payment if it is not in hand at that time.
Please be sure to remove all marketing materials associated with this offer from placement as of November 23, as you will no longer receive credit for this activity.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your participation in the Microsoft Affiliate Network.

Melissa Witt
Affiliate Manager
Microsoft Affiliate Network

Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 9:48 PM | Back to top

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I have XP pro and have no intentions of upgrading to Windows 7 for at least 1 year. Where does this place me with using One care (with updates) after January 2010.

Left by Gary Smith on Aug 08, 2009 7:50 PM

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