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Ms Office To Get Piracy Check


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 01:09 PM

The company's OGA (Office Genuine Advantage) programme will require mandatory validation of Office software...From today, any Office Online templates downloaded from within the Office 2007 Microsoft Office System applications will require validation. Similarly, starting in January, users of Office Update will have to validate that their Office software is legitimate before they can use the service...

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 01:13 PM

Microsoft business model handbook, page 23:

"Treat all your customers like crooks. Even if they haven't done anything, accuse them and see if they squirm, force them to prove their innocence. Repeat every time you see them"

(seems to be working...)

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 15 November 2006 - 01:14 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2006 - 01:45 PM

MS is also doing this with IE7. Now while I don't blame them for trying to protect their copywrited code, I do think MS could find a much friendlier and less error-prone way to do it, and this without angering their customers.
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