Microsoft Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) - New Piracy Controls coming
Saturday, August 29, 2009 9:28 AM
Microsoft is in the process of implementing Office Genuine Advantage” (OGA) controls to ensure copies of Office are legitimate. These controls are similiar to the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) controls, which have improved from the earlier implementations. Corporate and home users can visit the OGA Home page below for more information or in rare cases where issues may surface on legitimate copies.
Microsoft rolls out next phase of Office Genuine Advantage
QUOTE: Microsoft updates this week will contain code to check for pirated versions of Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2007. It’s the next phase of the “Office Genuine Advantage” (OGA) program which will throw up a nag screen that says “This copy of Microsoft Office is not genuine” if it finds a pirated version. Theft by software pirates is vast. It was estimated that 41 percent of the software on machines throughout the world in 2008 was pirated – a $50 billion loss to manufacturers and resellers.
Office Genuine Advantage” (OGA) - Home Page