May 21st, 2010, 20:27 PM
Microsoft releases 'sunset edition' of Money
Microsoft Money may be headed off into the sunset, but Redmond has one last version to offer those who are still using the personal finance product.
The so-called "sunset edition" of Microsoft Money was released earlier this month. Although it has fewer features--stripping out all of the online capabilities--this new version of Microsoft Money doesn't require activation, meaning that users who need to install it on a new PC or who lose their product code won't be stuck without their data.
"The Microsoft Money Plus Sunset versions are replacements for expired versions of Microsoft Money Essentials, Deluxe, Premium, and Home and Business," Microsoft said in a statement. "They allow existing customers to use MoneyPlus to continue accessing their data."
As first reported by CNET last June, Microsoft is discontinuing the personal finance product. Sales ended last year and support is planned only through January 2011.