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Microsoft shut down Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) anti-piracy program

Microsoft shut down Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) anti-piracy program on December 17th 2010, without any announcement or explanation.

From their KB917999, dated 2010-12-17:

Article ID: 917999 – Last Review: December 17, 2010 – Revision: 4.0

Error message when you try to validate Office by using Office Genuine Advantage: “Why didn’t my computer complete validation” or “Error code: 0x8018111”

The Office Genuine Advantage (“OGA”) program has been retired.

Full KB917999 here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917999

Note: a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that Microsoft has no plans to decommission Windows Activation Technologies or Windows Genuine Advantage.

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