As we all know, Microsoft Affiliates Network was closed on December, 15th 2008. In an email sent to me yesterday, Microsoft Affiliates Manager Melissa Witt wrote about the new offers which will be available in early 2009 when Affiliates Network will re start its services:

The Microsoft Affiliate Network is transiting to a new service provider and after December 31, 2008 you will no longer be able to login to the Affiliate console. Please download any reports you may need from this console before January 1, 2009.

New offers will be available early in 2009 and your new affiliate managers will notify you when the network is ready.

Today, when I tested out the Microsoft Affiliates Network website, I was greeted with a slightly new look to the homepage. This slight update to the homepage has come at a time when Microsoft has provisionally closed its Affiliates Network offerings. The change is only noticeable on the site’s homepage and the rest of the site still exhibit the old look. Could this mean that the new Affiliates program may be coming as early as January 2009? Or when the holiday season in US is over?

For those of you who don’t know what Microsoft Affiliates Network used to(or will) offer:

The Microsoft Affiliate Network is where you can find Microsoft’s premier affiliate opportunities. The affiliates have access to profitable new programs from one of the most recognizable brands in the world!

As an affiliate, you receive:

    • New, affiliate-exclusive commission opportunities
    • Optimized marketing materials for each offer
    • Industry-leading affiliate tracking and management technology
    • Full earnings report for all offers in one easy-to-use interface
    • All the support you need from a dedicated affiliate manager

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