Microsoft has published several modifications in the policies of its services, which expressly include that the user must log in to their Microsoft account at least once every two years to keep it active. In this way, with the arrival of the deadline, on August 30, the US company will completely eliminate its inactive accounts.
The rules of the game have changed
Users of Microsoft services have begun to receive a notification from the company that seems to have no turning back. According to the statement, all accounts that have been in complete disuse for two years will be eliminated . Under the new service policies, the company states that the user must log into their Microsoft account at least once every two years if they want to keep it active.
It should be noted that the adoption of this measure brings with it a series of exceptions. Those cases in which they are professional payment accounts or that the user has purchased a current product or subscription, or has published any content in the company store, will be exempt. That is, only those users who have purchased a service or an app in the Microsoft store, this cancellation will not be applied to their accounts.
The truth is that the Redmond do not hang out with little girls. It turns out that the company has also advanced that, in those cases in which an account is eliminated due to lack of activity after two years, it will be possible to prevent a new account from being created with the same associated email address .
With this decision, the company intends to free up space that is not being used and prevent its data centers from eventually collapsing. In this way, they also help reduce energy consumption and the cost of storage of all this series of free products that represent a real liability for the company, since they do not generate any income.
Also, there are also news for your assistant Cortana . Microsoft has explained that the company is not responsible if a Cortana function delays or prevents the user from receiving any of its services. In addition, they have also announced that the virtual assistant will be able to recommend third-party applications and services from now on.