Microsoft started to send out emails to all Microsoft Account users recently in which it informed its customers about upcoming services agreement changes.
微软最近向所有有微软账号的用户发送了邮件,通知用户服务协议即将发生变化。

The changes are listed on a special page on the Microsoft website and there is an option to read the entire upcoming services agreement as well. The change takes effect on August 30, 2019.
微软网站上一个特殊页面里列出了所有变化,用户还可以选择阅读即将执行的完整服务协议。改变后的协议将于2019年8月30日生效。

One of the major changes affects Microsoft Accounts; more precisely, the period of inactivity that may lead to the automatic closure of the account.
有一个主要变化涉及微软账号,更准确地说就是账号闲置时间可能会导致该账号自动删除。

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Generally speaking, Microsoft customers need to sign-in to the account at least once every two years to keep it active. Microsoft considers accounts inactive if no sign-in happened in a two year period.
一般说来微软用户需要至少每两年登录一次来保持账号活跃。微软将两年未登录的账号视为不活跃账号。

Microsoft reduced the inactivity period from five years to two years in the new services agreement. 
微软在新的服务协议中将不活跃期限从五年降至两年。

Some services, OneDrive and Outlook.com, require once-a-year sign-ins to avoid the inactivity flag and potential termination of the account.
OneDrive(云存储服务)和Outlook邮件服务等要求一年登录一次,以避免成为不活跃账号被自动删除。

 

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