TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Windows Genuine Advantage 1.0 Goes Live

Windows Genuine Advantage 1.0 Goes Live

Monty Solomon (
Tue, 26 Jul 2005 13:21:17 -0400

Global anti-piracy initiative ensures software authenticity,
performance and support while providing ongoing system improvements.

REDMOND, Wash., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp.
(Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced the transition of the Windows(R)
Genuine Advantage (WGA) pilot to a version 1.0 launch with worldwide
availability. WGA is part of Microsoft's ongoing commitment to
protecting its customers from software counterfeiting and to helping
support partners through education, engineering, and enforcement of
policies and laws. WGA, designed to differentiate the value of genuine
Windows-based software from counterfeit software, enables customers to
enjoy the capabilities they expect, provides them with confidence that
their software is authentic, and delivers ongoing system improvements,
including approximately $450 in software offerings available only to
genuine users.


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