Office 2007 I was reading an article from APC online regarding the recently leaked Vista and Office 2007 and there was something that I didn’t realize. The article said:





On a more sour note for Microsoft, a full version of Office 2007 Enterprise was released on the boards a few hours after Vista BillGates. Unlike Vista, Office 2007 uses Volume Activation 1.0 (no activation required), so it’s unclear how Microsoft is going to be able to counter its dissemination in future.

Yep, Microsoft decided not to change the volume activation process for Office 2007 so obtaining an illegally activated copy is as easy as downloading the installation files off of the P2P networks and installing Office with the supplied key. The Office 2007 Enterprise edition is currently what is offered on those networks which includes:

  • Access 2007
  • Excel 2007
  • InfoPath 2007
  • Outlook 2007
  • PowerPoint 2007
  • Publisher 2007
  • Word 2007
  • Groove 2007
  • OneNote 2007

Bill Gates has already given a business keynote in Belgium which covered the Windows Vista Launch. You can watch the 9-minute video below but I have to tell you that it doesn’t cover anything too exciting and there is no demonstration: