Skip to main content

Windows Live seems to be in the news a lot lately. First, we heard about possible updates and then about Windows Phone Live. Now it appears Windows Live Alerts is shutting down.

Windows Live Alerts was a subscription alert service within Windows Live. Users could be alerted from 3rd party sources such as MSNBC, FOX Sports, MSN Weather, and NASDAQ on news items, appointments, scores, etc.

If you use Windows Live Alerts, you'll see the following message when you go to manage your Alerts.

"Thank-you for your interest in Windows Live Alerts. After much consideration we have decided to discontinue this service as part of the Windows Live offerings. Please sign up with Windows Live Alerts partners directly to receive their newsletters or other content updates from them. Hotmail Calendar Alerts and reminders will continue to be managed by Windows Live Alerts for the time being."

The service will cease after September 30, 2010.

via: LiveSide.net

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

2 Comments
  • Well this is kind of sad. A notice on Alerts.Live.com today is announcing that Windows Live Alerts will shut down: Thank-you for your interest in Windows Live Alerts. After much consideration we have decided to discontinue this service as part of the Windows Live offerings.
    Enlarge Maxx
  • Its not really gone. It have just been absorbed into Live Home. Microsoft and The Live Team have been doing a great job lately of joining redundant services and eliminating unpopular or under used braches. This work out great in the end and help end users really enjoy all that Windows Live has to offer.