Very relevant to me. I've been using Microsoft's HealthVault service for a few years now. I literally use it daily, to record my weight for that day. I like the interface's charting my weight over the week/month/whatever view I want to see it in. And I've got the various medications I've taken, both in the past and currently, in HealthVault. I've used this recently, when I changed doctors. I brought in that list and was able to share it with the new doctor. Very handy.
So, I'm one that's not happy to see Microsoft dropping this service. I wasn't aware that Google had a similar service and abandoned it a few years back. You're probably right - it wasn't profitable, so Google left it and now Microsoft is following suit.
When I got the notice of Microsoft dropping HealthVault later this year in my Inbox, they offered one or two choices. So, the issues you've bought up in this article are things I've been wondering about. Plus, I've never heard of the different services Microsoft offered to transfer to. So, in the interim I'm investigating them, just to see how viable they are. What's the point of going to something different if it too belly's up 6 months later.?
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