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    Buried in a Knowledge Base article that Microsoft published to the Web on November 14 are details of Microsoft’s plans to combat Office 2007 piracy via new Office Genuine Advantage lockdowns.

    When asked last month whether Microsoft was planning to punish alleged Office 2007 pirates by crippling the functionality of their software in the same way that Microsoft is doing with Vista via reduced-functionality mode, Microsoft officials were noncommittal.

    But now Microsoft’s intentions are clear: Just as it is doing with Vista, Microsoft plans to incorporate what basically amounts to a “kill switch” into Office 2007. Office 2007 users who can’t or won’t pass activation muster within a set time period will be moved into “reduced-functionality mode,” according to Microsoft’s Knowledge Base article.

    Link: KB Article 927921
    View: Full Article @ ZDNet
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    Well . . .

    Source: http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=36213
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbautt View Post
    Office 2007 users who can’t or won’t pass activation muster within a set time period will be moved into “reduced-functionality mode,” according to Microsoft’s Knowledge Base article.
    But I heard that the one that's out is already activated.

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    OpenOffice does everything I need, glad I won't have to deal with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbautt View Post
    Office 2007 users who can’t or won’t pass activation muster within a set time period will be moved into “reduced-functionality mode,” according to Microsoft’s Knowledge Base article.
    But I heard that the one that's out is already activated.
    This is why I'm waiting to install it. I don't want to read about problems after it's installed.

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    ditto with vista.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frizshizzle View Post
    ditto with vista.
    Yep me too , but I do like trying the latest stuff so I get suckered in !

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by frizshizzle View Post
    ditto with vista.
    Yep me too , but I do like trying the latest stuff so I get suckered in !
    I do, too. The urge is strong, but the need for properly functioning software is stronger.

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