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  • January 29, 2013

    Office 2013 Releases Today

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  • November 8, 2012

    Windows Live Messenger Retired For Skype

    There is no denying Microsoft’s software shake up with Windows 8 and Office.  Microsoft’s newest version of office adds many new features including Skype integration.  If you still regularly utilize Windows Live Messenger you might want to consider moving to Skype soon. It seems that Microsoft is planning to retire WLM very soon, according to sources close to the Microsoft. With Skype having many more advanced features (including land-line calling abilities) and better brand recognition Skype has been seen heavily used on shows like WWE Raw and many other sitcoms.  So there is no surprise Microsoft would push the product not to mention shareholders were speculating after the 8.5 billion dollar purchases of Skype back in May 2011. Windows Live Messenger just isn’t necessary for Microsoft going forward. Recently Skype added on to its list of supported log-in methods by allowing Microsoft and Facebook account users to log-in without needing a traditional Skype ID.  Which in my option hurt start up companies like Airtime. With Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Office and Xbox 360 all supporting Skype naively it would not surprise me if Microsoft retired WLM sooner than later.  There has been some talk about Microsoft retiring Lync in favor of a commercial version of Skype.  Only time will tell but I think everyone is pretty sure that we can see the end of Windows Live Messenger in next few weeks.
  • With the new Microsoft KMS service built into office 2010 you must run the following executable before you can capture your image. C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatformOSPPREARM.EXE The reason being is sysprep does not clear out the KMS identifier in Office like it does in Windows.  So every machine will have the same identifier making it impossible for your KMS server to activate your Office 2010 clients.  Run this executable before capturing your image and you should be fine.
  • June 3, 2010

    Office 2010 Activation

    1. Open a Command Prompt as Administrator 2. Navigate to C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14 directory or Program Files(x86) if you installed a 32 bit office on a 64 bit PC. 3. Run the following command to set the KMS server cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:name of KMS server 4. Run the following command to active office cscript ospp.vbs /act Office should now be activated remember KMS needs 25 or more Office activation tries before it starts working just FYI