Today January 6, Microsoft announced they will no longer continue with the TechRewards program officially which includes badges, Points, XP and gift cards.
In an email to the TechRewards Members, Microsoft states that:
As a valuable member of Microsoft TechRewards, we are notifying you of an important change to the program. Microsoft TechRewards will close on January 6, 2017. The program aimed to help Developers and IT Professionals learn, experiment, and build projects with Microsoft technologies. We believe other Microsoft Programs more closely associated with products and services can best support users in their technical journey.
The company already cautioned to all the TechRewards Members they won’t able to redeem any point accumulated in their account after the program shuts down.
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