20 Dec 2010
Microsoft Kills Office Anti-Piracy Mechanism
Microsoft has killed off the anti-piracy mechanism designed to validate whether customers were running genuine copies of Office or not.
And the Redmond company has been as quiet about the death of Office Genuine Advantage as it was about the recent release of Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0.
However, the move was indeed confirmed officially by the software giant, which published a Knowledge Base article containing a tad of information of the discontinuing of the Office anti-piracy watchdog.
The message has been shared with the world on December 17th, via KB 917999 “Error message when you try to validate Office by using Office Genuine Advantage: “Why didn’t my computer complete validation” or “Error code: 0x8018111”.”