The history of Zune and its eventual demise is a long tale of awkward announcements and conflicting information. As we all know that Zune Pass is going away and Xbox Music is taking over, Microsoft has a little treat in place for existing Zune Pass subscribers.
If you have Zune Pass, be on the lookout for a gift from Microsoft in the form of 1,000 Microsoft points. The image you see above is currently making the rounds to those individuals who have stuck with the service even though its future was uncertain at times.
While we mourn the loss of Zune, Xbox Music bests the service in nearly every way and is a welcomed addition to the music ecosystem.
With Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and a host of other Microsoft products and services right around the corner, Xbox Music will be a utopia of music lovers who jump devices but want their music on every platform. While some services offer similar functionality, Xbox Music will offer the deepest integration when compared to competing platforms.
Thanks for the tip M.Wiltkins!