Microsoft Denies 'Kill Switch' In Office 2007

Reports that Office 2007 will sport an antipiracy "kill switch" that can disable the upcoming application suite after it's activated are incorrect, a Microsoft executive said Monday.

As with previous versions of the productivity bundle, Office 2007 does include an activation scheme that requires users to authenticate the product key either online or by telephone, said Ashim Jaidka, the director of Office Genuine Advantage. OGA is the umbrella program for Office product activation and validation.

"Activation technology isn't new to Microsoft Office," Jaidka said in an e-mail. "It's important to note the distinction between activation and validation." Microsoft Denies 'Kill Switch' In Office 2007 - Technology News by TechWeb

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