Updates will improve the catalogue but Windows Phone 7 owners are the collateral damage.
Microsoft warns users who haven't upgraded to Windows 7.5 "Mango" that they will be unable to download apps from Marketplace until they do.
An ex-Microsoft exec has spoken out about the company's Xbox success and relative Zune failings, saying part of the blame lies with the music industry.
While Zune offers several robust features like a Smart DJ feature that in many ways rivals Apple's Genius...the service never quite took off.
Microsoft has moved to push all users onto the latest version of Windows Phone in order to 'focus its resources'.
Nokia has released a software update for the Lumia 800 which will address the battery issues which have been widely reported.
Microsoft is close to canning its Zune MP3 player range and focusing all of its efforts on its Zune software suite.