Review on Microsoft® Office® 2010 Genuine Advantage
Microsoft Office 2010 Genuine Advantage is a program by Microsoft similar to Windows Genuine Advantage which requires users of the Microsoft Office software to validate their copy of Microsoft Office to download non-critical updates and other downloads such as add-ons, samples etc. It is different from Product activation in a way that activation is required to use the software and is enforced at the software level, whereas validation permits users to download files and updates from the Microsoft website and it is Internet-based.
Software piracy is a worldwide problem that affects Microsoft, customers, partners, and local economies. Unlike a pirated or counterfeit copy, a genuine copy of Microsoft Office is backed by Microsoft or a trusted partner, and comes with the features and performance that you expect. Recent research shows that acquiring and using counterfeit software could be risky.
In addition to the GSI, Microsoft has been working with hardware vendors to fight piracy and counterfeiting in countries that are prone to software piracy, such as China. Microsoft launches a pilot of the Microsoft Office 2010 Genuine Advantage (OGA) program in seven languages. The program will determine if pilot users will have a genuine installation of Microsoft Office installed on their computers. The validation rejects those product keys that have either been leaked widely or those, which have been key-generated to pass through activation but not validation. Microsoft Office 2010 Genuine Advantage is shown as needed for client computers with Microsoft Office XP, 2003, 2007 or 2010 installed and is not removable after installation. Microsoft will develop OGA beyond the pilot phase at some point in the future, but declined to say exactly when.
- FIVE –Â Working of OGA NotificationMicrosoft Office 2010 Genuine Advantage Notifications automatically checks the validity of your Office license and it is fast, easy, and private. As described in privacy statement, Microsoft does not use any information collected by OGA to identify you. If there is any problem with your Office license, you will be given simple steps to fix it. If you are a victim of software counterfeiting, you might qualify for a free replacement copy.
- FOUR –Â Reduce software piracyImportant Office Genuine Advantage Notifications is a part of Microsoft’s effort to reduce software piracy. If the copy of Office installed on the computer is not genuine, then the software will provide periodic reminders to help you take appropriate action and protect yourself from security threats posed by counterfeit software. It is part of Microsoft's commitment to fight piracy and to protect customers and partners from counterfeit software.
- THREE –Â Check validityOffice Genuine Advantage Notifications help you validate that the copy of Microsoft Office installed on your computer is genuine and properly licensed. By confirming that your copy of Office is genuine, you could take advantage of all the capabilities, support, and continuous improvements as well as the peace of mind that come with using genuine Office. If your copy is not genuine, OGA Notifications will provide periodic reminders to help to take the appropriate action.
- TWO –Â Pilot ProgramOGA is a part of Microsoft's Genuine Software Initiative, which is directed at reducing software counterfeiting and piracy. WGA automatically checks that customers using Windows Update, Microsoft Update for Windows and the Microsoft Download Center have a legitimate version of the Windows operating system before they could download updates or new content from those services. So distant, more than 150 million PCs have participated in WGA.
- ONE – Â Protect customers and partnersMicrosoft Office 2010 Genuine Advantage program is part of Microsoft’s commitment to protecting its customers and partners from counterfeiters through education, engineering, and enforcement of policies and laws. Microsoft Office 2010 Genuine Advantage program differentiates the value of genuine Office software from counterfeit software, allowing customers to enjoy the capabilities they expect, confidence that their software is authentic, and ongoing system improvements that help them do more with their Microsoft Office software solutions.
By installing the latest Microsoft Office 2010 Genuine Advantage you could take the advantage of all the capabilities, support, and continuous improvements as well as the peace of mind that comes with using a genuine software.