Dull not close but at least the finally put a date on it.
"Windows 8.1 to Be Released on October 17th as a Free Update" http://feedly.com/k/1cBxcqd
Looks like Aug 27 is the cutoff date. At least everyone affected will get 3 free months.
"Xbox Live Family Subscriptions Convert to Individual Accounts Aug. 27" http://feedly.com/k/15qNY1I