Re: No block through windows
Since I can't edit a post to this topic, I'll have to make another reply.
After blocking the two addresses on my router, I'm denied access to just about all microsoft services - bing, bing maps (which really hurts as they have the Ordnance map), Outlook.com, microsoft translate and so on - I don't use Xbox services, but I would think that they would be kaput too.
All work fine if I use Tor.
Basically what seems to have happened is "if you don't allow us to hoover your data, whether or not you have consented, adios". I'll be interested to see if my Windows install and office fall out of registration.
I think a mail to the Information comissioner would be in order