Featured Articles

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

It appears that Nvidia has been feeling the pulse of the market and took some note from comments regarding the original…

More...
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

Apple is dancing the same dance year after year. It releases the iPhone and two days before they start shipping it…

More...
Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon has just released three new tablets starting with the $99 priced 6-inch Kindle Fire HD6. This is a 6-inch tablet…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 22:11

Microsoft kills off Office Genuine Advantage

Written by Nick Farell


End of an error
Without telling a soul, Microsoft has killed off its Office Genuine Advantage programme.

Office Notifier, the OGA ActiveX control for Internet Explorer, and the OGA plug-in for Firefox have been scrapped. When OGA still existed, it required users to validate their copy of Microsoft Office to download noncritical updates and other downloads such as addons, samples, templates, and so on.

Now even if Microsoft office is pirated, users can get all the updates. It is not the same as Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) which is required for much more useful downloads than OGA, such as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).

According to Microsoft all the OGA was supposed to do was notify many customers around the world whether their copy of Microsoft Office was genuine. However the program has served its purpose.

In actual fact it appears that OGA was costing Microsoft more money than it was saving. The problem there was little "Advantage" in Office Genuine Advantage as the majority of Office users didn't need extra templates and samples.

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments