Microsoft Hohm RIP

Just received the follow e-mail from Microsoft:

Microsoft Hohm

Dear Microsoft Hohm user:

We are writing to let you know Microsoft Hohm is being discontinued. The service will remain available through May 31, 2012, and you can continue to enjoy the full benefits of Microsoft Hohm until that time.

Microsoft remains committed to leveraging the power of innovative technology to address environmental challenges, and we will continue to develop technologies that support long-standing growth and maturity within the market. This includes helping people and organizations around the world reduce their impact on the environment – please visit the Environmental Sustainability or Microsoft Power & Utilities sites to learn about ongoing sustainability initiatives and products.

Please visit the Microsoft Hohm blog and website for more information about the transition.

Thank you for using Microsoft Hohm.

The Microsoft Hohm team

Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our online Privacy Statement.

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052

Please do not reply to this e-mail. You may send feedback to Microsoft Hohm.

© 2011 Microsoft

Actually, I liked using Microsoft Hohm. I’ve been entering my power bill data for a while now and using their checklists to track things like how many of each type of light bulb I have in my house. (Answer: not a single filament bulb in my house for more than a year now.) I can see how it didn’t’ exactly catch on but I’m a little disappointed that they’re shutting it down.

Then again, I’m one of the few people disappointed that Google Health is also shutting down.

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