digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















For the term "Other Government Agency", see Oga.
Office Genuine Advantage
Developer(s) Microsoft
Stable release / August 3, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-08-03)[citation needed]
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Platform Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2007[1]
Type Software validation
License Proprietary software
Website www.microsoft.com/genuine/

Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) was a program by Microsoft, similar to Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA), which required users of the Microsoft Office software to validate their copy of Microsoft Office to download non-critical updates and other downloads such as addons and samples.[1]

This is different from Microsoft Product Activation in 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 web site and is Internet-based. Validation rejects those product keys that have either been leaked widely or those key-generated to pass through activation but not validation.

Starting October 27, 2006, users of Office Update were required to validate the legitimacy of their Office software in order to download files and updates.[2]

On April 15, 2008, Microsoft released Office Genuine Advantage Notifications to Windows Server Update Services as KB949810.[3]

On December 17, 2010, Microsoft retired Office Genuine Advantage.[4] The Office Genuine Advantage article on Microsoft support website was updated to reflect that.[1] It is now virtually impossible to check if Microsoft software is genuine.


External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_Genuine_Advantage — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
9636 videos foundNext > 

Microsoft Office Genuine Advantage

A look at the advantages of genuine Microsoft software. How to tell if your software is genuine.

Free Microsoft Office Genuine Wga Crack/Patch!

Are you tired of the giant tab appearing each time you open any Miscrosft Office File? We have your solution! No more Genuine Messages, No more "Buy this Pro...

Treure Office Genuine Advantage

Videotutorial de com treure el Office Genuine Advantage.

Microsoft Office Genuine Advantage

Microsoft Office Genuine Advantage Notifications, to remove this view my video "Disable OGA"

Microsoft Office Genuine Notification Remover v1 26

Download: http://tinyurl.com/msognr1 DISCLAIMER: This application is not illegal, because it's designed for those who are falsely accused by the Microsoft Of...

Microsoft Planning To Discontinue WGA In The Next Windows Release

Hey guys, I wanted to share some interesting that Microsoft is doing with the anti-piracy tool and add-on known Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA). Microsoft is...

Remove Windows Genuine Advantage Notification [HD]

How to remove windows genuine advantage notification for free. ------------------------------- Note: If one of the link is not working then try another link....

MS Office 2010 Key

Join Me on www.booter-world.com and get MS Office 2010 For One Month http://booter-world.com/showthread.php?p=126#post126 This Video for Education Purpose.. ...

MS Office 2010 Key

download link -- http://goo.gl/S3F14 Join Me on and get MS Office 2010 For One Month ... This Video for Education Purpose.. Have A Nice Day This Track Downlo...

Microsoft Planning To Discontinue WGA in their next OS Release

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION!** My first BioShock 1 Gameplay video on YouTube, and the title says it all. There are reports that Microsoft is plan...

9636 videos foundNext > 

1 news items

the Diplomat

the Diplomat
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:33:45 -0700

The same year, Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage and Office Genuine Advantage, upon detecting a pirated version of Windows, temporarily blackened computer screens. This enraged many Chinese PC users and alarmed policymakers, who asked ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Office Genuine Advantage

You can talk about Office Genuine Advantage with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!