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Update: This is my first attempt at a mintywhite.com April Fools joke.

After nearly three months of negotiation, red tape, paperwork, phone calls, and trips to Redmond, Microsoft and I have come to an agreement on an acquisition of mintywhite.com. More details will follow but I want readers to be aware of what’s happening (and what will happen) around here.

In an ongoing effort, by Microsoft, to get to know their customers and help them get the most of out of Microsoft products, the Redmond, WA company wants to be part of a community that has a close connection with it’s users and their computing needs.

What does this mean for readers?

There will be no immediate changes but the future of mintywhite.com includes:

  • Windows Forums will change its name to Microsoft Help Central.
  • Windows Guides will be re-branded as Windows How-to Guides.
  • A team of Microsoft-employed writers will continue post creation.
  • The same quality and loyalty to readers will continue and I will stay active in the forums.

More information to come.

Thanks,

Rich



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Rich is the owner and creator of Windows Guides; he spends his time breaking things on his PC so he can write how-to guides to fix the problems he creates.

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48 thoughts on “Microsoft Acquisition of mintywhite.com Windows Guides”

  1. Kalel says:

    Hey Rich are you into April Fools Day? Cause that piece sure do sound kinda shady. Just my thought. If it is a fool….you had me for like an hour, until i visit Google home page.

  2. Gerd von Allworden says:

    I really hope that this is an april fool’s day prank!

  3. Linu says:

    I would like to say congratulations. I am assuming this is what you wanted. Its impressive MS took over your blog. I am happy for you and for the fact that you will stay active in the site. Your how-to-guides are really good. Regards,Linu

  4. skyzyk says:

    I have to say one of the things that I liked here was that it was not controlled by Microsoft itself even if you were an MVP. I do congratulate you on a most lucrative decision. I am looking forward, with some in trepidation, to see how they will change the site. Rich I hope you don’t mind if I keep your mail address. Bravo and congratulations, Gary

  5. Gary Goldsmith says:

    Microsoft acquisition of mintywhite.com

  6. joseschmoe says:

    I am very intrigued by this news. Is it MS that approached Mintywhite or the other way around? Not that it matters one way or the other or that it’s going to change anything, but I am curious if it MS really wants to reach out to its customers and this is a quick route for MS (acquisition) or if Mintywhite hit the big time.

    I like Mintywhite and gotten good stuff on it.

  7. Joshua Duvall says:

    You are a funny one Rich

  8. Vivienne McDonald says:

    Congratulations to you!
    I often refer people to your articles when helping my older clients learn their computers.
    Hope the quality remains stellar!

    Cheers
    Viv

  9. Gary Goldsmith says:

    Could this be why I am having trouble downloading messages to my mintywhite.com mail address to my desktop?

  10. Ranuka Perera says:

    Congrats

  11. Christopher says:

    Is this an April Fools joke?

  12. Lee Eastman says:

    This day will forever be a dark day.

  13. Christopher says:

    Most likely not.

  14. Kalel says:

    Hey Rich are you into April Fools Day? Cause that piece sure do sound kinda shady. Just my thought. If it is a fool….you had me for like an hour, until i visit Google home page.

  15. Kalel says:

    Hey Rich are you into April Fools Day? Cause that piece sure do sound kinda shady. Just my thought. If it is a fool….you had me for like an hour, until i visit Google home page.

  16. Gerd von Allworden says:

    I really hope that this is an april fool’s day prank!

  17. Gerd von Allworden says:

    I really hope that this is an april fool’s day prank!

  18. Linu says:

    I would like to say congratulations. I am assuming this is what you wanted. Its impressive MS took over your blog. I am happy for you and for the fact that you will stay active in the site. Your how-to-guides are really good. Regards,Linu

  19. Linu says:

    I would like to say congratulations. I am assuming this is what you wanted. Its impressive MS took over your blog. I am happy for you and for the fact that you will stay active in the site. Your how-to-guides are really good. Regards,Linu

  20. skyzyk says:

    I have to say one of the things that I liked here was that it was not controlled by Microsoft itself even if you were an MVP. I do congratulate you on a most lucrative decision. I am looking forward, with some in trepidation, to see how they will change the site. Rich I hope you don’t mind if I keep your mail address. Bravo and congratulations, Gary

  21. skyzyk says:

    I have to say one of the things that I liked here was that it was not controlled by Microsoft itself even if you were an MVP. I do congratulate you on a most lucrative decision. I am looking forward, with some in trepidation, to see how they will change the site. Rich I hope you don’t mind if I keep your mail address. Bravo and congratulations, Gary

  22. Gary Goldsmith says:

    Microsoft acquisition of mintywhite.com

  23. Gary Goldsmith says:

    Microsoft acquisition of mintywhite.com

  24. joseschmoe says:

    I am very intrigued by this news. Is it MS that approached Mintywhite or the other way around? Not that it matters one way or the other or that it’s going to change anything, but I am curious if it MS really wants to reach out to its customers and this is a quick route for MS (acquisition) or if Mintywhite hit the big time.

    I like Mintywhite and gotten good stuff on it.

  25. joseschmoe says:

    I am very intrigued by this news. Is it MS that approached Mintywhite or the other way around? Not that it matters one way or the other or that it’s going to change anything, but I am curious if it MS really wants to reach out to its customers and this is a quick route for MS (acquisition) or if Mintywhite hit the big time.

    I like Mintywhite and gotten good stuff on it.

  26. Joshua Duvall says:

    You are a funny one Rich

  27. Joshua Duvall says:

    You are a funny one Rich

  28. Vivienne McDonald says:

    Congratulations to you!
    I often refer people to your articles when helping my older clients learn their computers.
    Hope the quality remains stellar!

    Cheers
    Viv

  29. Vivienne McDonald says:

    Congratulations to you!
    I often refer people to your articles when helping my older clients learn their computers.
    Hope the quality remains stellar!

    Cheers
    Viv

  30. Gary Goldsmith says:

    Could this be why I am having trouble downloading messages to my mintywhite.com mail address to my desktop?

  31. Gary Goldsmith says:

    Could this be why I am having trouble downloading messages to my mintywhite.com mail address to my desktop?

  32. Angie M says:

    Rich, I know this is April Fools Day and all, and I’m thinking this isn’t a joke. ;) Congratulations, my friend, and this is awesome news! :)

  33. Ranuka Perera says:

    Congrats

  34. Ranuka Perera says:

    Congrats

  35. Christopher says:

    Is this an April Fools joke?

  36. Christopher says:

    Is this an April Fools joke?

  37. Lee Eastman says:

    This day will forever be a dark day.

  38. Lee Eastman says:

    This day will forever be a dark day.

  39. Christopher says:

    Most likely not.

  40. Christopher says:

    Most likely not.

  41. Nicholas J West says:

    I am almost certain this is an April Fools. Correct me if I am wrong – on the 2nd of April.

  42. Yiz Borol says:

    This was very scary until I remembered it was April 1st. Microsoft would have ruined this site.

  43. Angie M says:

    Rich, I know this is April Fools Day and all, and I’m thinking this isn’t a joke. ;) Congratulations, my friend, and this is awesome news! :)

  44. Angie M says:

    Rich, I know this is April Fools Day and all, and I’m thinking this isn’t a joke. ;) Congratulations, my friend, and this is awesome news! :)

  45. Nicholas J West says:

    I am almost certain this is an April Fools. Correct me if I am wrong – on the 2nd of April.

  46. Nicholas J West says:

    I am almost certain this is an April Fools. Correct me if I am wrong – on the 2nd of April.

  47. Yiz Borol says:

    This was very scary until I remembered it was April 1st. Microsoft would have ruined this site.

  48. Yiz Borol says:

    This was very scary until I remembered it was April 1st. Microsoft would have ruined this site.

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