The Green Button is perhaps the largest and most active forum site for the Windows Media Center community and has been the go-to place to learn about WMC add-ins, get technical advice, and express one’s opinions about Windows Media Center.
As it turns out, the community is not alone in their love for The Green Button as Daniel Sterling, the administrator at TGB, has announced in the forums that TGB has been purchased by Microsoft:
What changes will we see?
- First, the site will physically move to the Microsoft data center later in the summer, and TGB will become a fully supported Microsoft web site. This is great for us -- it includes hosting the site on newer, more scalable hardware.
- You'll also start to notice some minor cosmetic changes, including bringing back the actual "Green Button" as the logo for the site.
- And you'll probably see less of an emphasis on ads - in fact they'll all be removed initially. They were a necessary evil we had to pursue to keep the site running, and while they may not all go away indefinitely, any ads you do see will be a lot more relevant and less obtrusive.