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  1. # Screen-shots # Note Due to the bugs in this site, you may see errors in pasting the text copied from here. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Activation Type Supported Product Activation Period ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Digital License Activation - Windows 10 - Permanent KMS38 Activation - Windows 10 / Server - Until the year 2038 Online KMS Activation - Windows / Server / Office - For 180 Days, renewal task needs to be created for lifetime activation. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- # Digital License (HWID) Activation- Windows 10 # KMS38 Activation - Windows 10 /Server # Online KMS Activation - Windows /Server /Office # $OEM$_Folders_[Windows_Pre-Activation] # Extra Info # Credits # File Details and Download links File: MAS_0.7_Password_2019.7z Size: 780 KB (7,98,937 bytes) SHA-1: b9bc9c0074d9950190c465a0b4f55e3dd3c02361 Hashes for the files inside this archive, https://pastebin.com/raw/19bT7YCi Password: 2019 Site: https://0x0.st Sharecode: /sts (shortened for OneDrive direct link) Mirror: Site: https://tinyurl.com Sharecode: /y58zbw2l (shortened for put.re direct link) # Changelog
  2. Although it’s much too early to draw any definitive conclusions, initial reports are that the March 2019 Patch Tuesday rollout hasn’t hit any major bumps. There are a few odd nuances, though, that warrant your consideration. Thinkstock/Microsoft Patch Tuesday has come and gone, not with a bang but a whimper. As of this moment, early Wednesday morning, I don’t see any glaring problems with the 124 patches covering 64 individually identified security holes. But the day is yet young. There are a few patches of note. Two zero days Microsoft says that two of this month’s security holes — CVE-2019-0797 and CVE-2019-0808 — are being actively exploited. The latter of these zero days is the one that was being used in conjunction with the Chrome exploit that caused such a kerfuffle last week, with Google urging Chrome browser users to update right away, or risk the slings of nation-state hackers. If you’ve already updated Chrome (which happens automatically for almost everybody), the immediate threat has been thwarted already. These two security holes are Elevation of Privilege bugs, which means that a miscreant who’s already gotten into your system can use the bugs to move up to admin status. So if you’re in charge of systems that are susceptible to sophisticated attacks, these patches warrant concern. For everybody else, they’re not the stuff of Stephen King class nightmares. As usual, Martin Brinkmann on ghacks.net has a thorough listing, the SANS ISC forum has a succinct chart, and Dustin Childs on the Zero Day Initiative blog offers many tech details. Win10 version 1809 oddities The Win10 version 1809 cumulative update, KB 4489899, fixes the “crazy” performance drop in some games, including Destiny 2, that we encountered two weeks ago. However, it doesn’t fix the other bug introduced by the “second February” 1809 cumulative update, KB 4482887, which clobbers audio settings in specific circumstances: After installing this update on machines that have multiple audio devices, applications that provide advanced options for internal or external audio output devices may stop working unexpectedly. This issue occurs for users that select an audio output device different from the “Default Audio Device”. As erpster4 notes on Tenforums: KB 4489899 causes that problem only if there are multiple audio outputs or playback devices for Realtek HD audio (speakers, realtek digital output [SPDIF], etc.) and the output selected is not the "default audio device." If only the "Speakers" output is listed on the Sound properties playback tab for Realtek audio (usually on ALC2xx codecs), then KB 449899 is safe to install. In addition, this month’s KB 4489899 doesn’t fix the MSXML 6 bug introduced by the first cumulative update in January: After installing this update, MSXML6 causes applications to stop responding if an exception was thrown during node operations, such as appendChild(), insertBefore(), and moveNode(). Makes you wonder if 1809 will get the "ready for business deployment" imprimatur before 1903 hits the skids. Er, goes out the chute. That's how it's supposed to work, yes? Servicing Stack Update for Win7 Here’s where the going gets a bit thick. As explained in November, Microsoft is changing the way it’s signing patches for Win7. Starting in July, your Win7 machine has to understand SHA-2 encryption in order to receive new patches. (Yes, this is the same Win7 that’ll no longer receive new security patches next January.) Microsoft released two SHA-2 related patches. KB 4490628 is a Servicing Stack Update — it fixes the part of Windows 7 that installs patches. KB 4474419 fixes Windows itself so it can handle SHA-2 encryption. As @DrBonzo explains, and @PKCano reiterates, if you’re manually installing Win7 patches, you need the Servicing Stack Update KB 4490628 before you install this month’s patches. (If you let Windows Update install the patches, it’ll get installed first.) Then the Windows-only fix KB 4474419 can follow along any time before July. If you’re installing the Win7 updates manually, there’s a specific installation sequence detailed by @PKCano that ensures the updates go in the correct order. Dearth of Office patches With all the love being showered on Windows 7 this week (including DirectX 12 for some games, and more annoying “Get Windows 10” nag screens), you might expect more sweetness and light for Office apps. Not so. We only have six new Office security patches, to add to the 28 non-security patches from earlier this month: one for Office 2010 and five for various Server versions. Remarkably, there are no new security patches for Office 2013 or 2016, although we do have two new versions of Office Click-toRun: 15.0.5119.1000 for Office 2013; 14.0.7230.5000 for Office 2010. Thanks to @PKCano, @DrBonz, @abbodi86 and many others who volunteer their help keeping the patching gremlins at bay. Questions? Problems? Hit us on the AskWoody Lounge. Source: March 2019 Windows and Office patches poke a few interesting places (Computerworld - Woody Leonhard)
  3. NOTE: The preview image may belong to older versions. This tool includes 5 different activation methods. KMS Inject activation, KMS WinDivert activation, Digital activation, KMS 2038 activation and Online KMS activation There is also a script for convert VOLUME verions from RETAIL version for Office 2016 and 2019 products. While this script is being created, abbodi1406’s (MDL) script is referenced. Thank him so much for being a source of inspiration and help. Some security programs will report infected files, that is false-positive due KMS emulating. Digital and Online KMS activations methods are requires internet connection. If use this tool remove any other KMS solutions and temporary turn off AV security protection. $OEM$ Activation About: 4 methods are also $OEM$ activation support. To preactivate the system during installation, copy $OEM$ folder to "sources" folder in the installation media (iso/usb). $OEM$ activation method also enable the KMS task scheduling system during installation. (digital and KMS2038 activation method except) Thanks @ShiningDog for the kms server addresses. It is the only KMS application that hosts all methods and receives the least warning by security programs... 😎 Download Links: (English interface) Site: https://mega.nz Sharecode: /#!cERlUaCR!B7PaMaYr9uiKzIonAqdJiJH_JV0H_EoWj4WhO3NYhLw File : KMS-Digital-Online_Activation_Suite_v6.4_ENG.rar CRC-32 : 9630f17c MD4 : 70b69e1f8971694762407dd5547f3e63 MD5 : 9f6aa02940eadceccba651521b3fe0ac SHA-1 : 746ac914961710cd294b1bc3bed536641d326831 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Turkish interface) Site: https://mega.nz Sharecode: /#!xRBniYgK!ZWoLUp-LMhzmBqEVGDdtS0XTKDDfy8pmDkLXbxLqd-U File : KMS-Dijital-Online_Aktivasyon_Suite_v6.4_TUR.rar CRC-32 : 7fdbe312 MD4 : ab5421a91b29865a4fbbf1056b2e943f MD5 : cf1398070718d4d076a5dec2522579b3 SHA-1 : 31ec47d91844895889d1405282808dbd73fbc3c4 RAR Pass: 2018 Note: Use WinRar v5x for extract # Special Thanks TNCTR Family Nsane Family abbodi1406 CODYQX4 Hotbird64 qewlpal s1ave77 cynecx qad Mouri_Naruto WindowsAddict Changelog:
  4. There are some rather obscure issues, but by and large, now’s a very good time to get Windows and Office caught up on patching. If you want to avoid Win10 1809 for now, block it. Watch out for the, uh, edge cases, and patch away. Thinkstock/Microsoft Compared to some months last year, January has been a Microsoft patching cakewalk. We had several rounds of close calls and missed calls, as I posted earlier this week, but almost everything is cleared up. We’ve seen a few more problems raise their ugly heads in the past few days: Microsoft has confirmed that the latest version of Office Click-to-Run (which you’re likely using if you have Office 365) makes the conversation window disappear in Skype for Business 2016. The Windows 8.1 Monthly Rollup, KB 4480963, breaks the Live Migration feature on older AMD Opteron machines. We’re still waiting for confirmation on that one. Citrix confirms (but Microsoft hasn’t acknowledged) that the latest Win10 1803 cumulative update, KB 4480976, causes page file problems when the page file isn’t sitting on C:. More details on Tenforums. Those are typical Microsoft edge-use bugs: They don’t affect many people, but if you’re one of the stuckees, you’re up the ol’ creek. There’s an additional, ongoing problem that deserves repeating for you Windows 7 customers who are sharing files on home networks. Both KB 4480970, the January Monthly Rollup, and KB 4480960, the Security-only patch, have a bug that can break your network. The only solution is to manually install a Silver Bullet patch, KB 4487345 — and that doesn’t always work. Details in my Patch Alert article. Win10 1809 rolling out slowly, slowly If you have any version of Win10, you’re in the crosshairs for Microsoft’s latest version pushed with the help of a new, improved, extraterrestrial superintelligent next-generation machine-learning model. People ask me why I’m so cynical about 1809. I’m not really all that cynical — in fact, it looks like Microsoft’s trying very hard to make this one better than all that came before. My skepticism stems from the fact that 1809 doesn’t bring to the table anything I want: A new clipboard that’s almost as good as decade-old free plugins; better screenshots with markup; Storage Sense improvements that are disabled by default for good reason; and a handful of ho-hum features. Should you upgrade your machine for that? Bottom line remains the same: Unless you want Win10 version 1809 on your machine, you need to proactively block it until you’re comfortable with moving on to the next, arguably better version of the last version of Windows. Update Here’s how to get your system updated the (relatively) safe way. Step 1. Make a full system image backup before you install the January patches. There’s a non-zero chance that the patches — even the latest, greatest patches of patches of patches — will hose your machine. Best to have a backup that you can reinstall even if your machine refuses to boot. This, in addition to the usual need for System Restore points. There are plenty of full-image backup products, including at least two good free ones: Macrium Reflect Free and EaseUS Todo Backup. For Win 7 users, If you aren’t making backups regularly, take a look at this thread started by Cybertooth for details. You have good options, both free and not-so-free. Step 2. For Win7 and 8.1 Microsoft is blocking updates to Windows 7 and 8.1 on recent computers. If you are running Windows 7 or 8.1 on a PC that’s 18 months old or newer, follow the instructions in AKB 2000006 or @MrBrian’s summary of @radosuaf’s method to make sure you can use Windows Update to get updates applied. If you’re very concerned about Microsoft’s snooping on you and want to install just security patches, realize that the privacy path’s getting more difficult. The old “Group B” — security patches only — isn’t dead, but it’s no longer within the grasp of typical Windows customers. If you insist on manually installing security patches only, follow the instructions in @PKCano’s AKB 2000003 and be aware of @MrBrian’s recommendations for hiding any unwanted patches. For most Windows 7 and 8.1 users, I recommend following AKB 2000004: How to apply the Win7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollups. Realize that some or all of the expected patches for December may not show up or, if they do show up, may not be checked. DON'T CHECK any unchecked patches. Unless you're very sure of yourself, DON'T GO LOOKING for additional patches. In particular, if you install the January Monthly Rollups or Cumulative Updates, you won’t need (and probably won’t see) the concomitant patches for December. Don't mess with Mother Microsoft. Watch out for driver updates — you’re far better off getting them from a manufacturer’s website. After you’ve installed the latest Monthly Rollup, if you’re intent on minimizing Microsoft’s snooping, run through the steps in AKB 2000007: Turning off the worst Win7 and 8.1 snooping. If you want to thoroughly cut out the telemetry, see @abbodi86’s detailed instructions in AKB 2000012: How To Neutralize Telemetry and Sustain Windows 7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollup Model. Realize that we don’t know what information Microsoft collects on Window 7 and 8.1 machines. But I’m starting to believe that information pushed to Microsoft’s servers for Win7 owners is nearing equality to that pushed in Win10. Step 3. For Windows 10 If you’re running Win10 version 1709, or version 1803 (my current preference), you definitely want to block the forced upgrade to Win10 1809. Don’t get caught flat-footed: Microsoft is pushing 1809 slowly, but you don’t have to go when that superintelligent deployment program says you’re ready. Follow the advice in How to block the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, from installing. Of course, all bets are off if Microsoft, uh, forgets to honor its own settings. Those of you who run Win10 Pro/Education and followed my advice in November — to set “quality update” (cumulative update) deferrals to 15 days, per the screenshot — don’t need to do anything. Your machine already updated itself on the 23rd. Don’t touch a thing and in particular don’t click "Check for Updates." Woody Leonhard For the rest of you, including those of you stuck with Win10 Home, go through the steps in "8 steps to install Windows 10 patches like a pro." Make sure that you run Step 3, to hide any updates you don’t want (such the Win10 1809 upgrade or any driver updates for non-Microsoft hardware) before proceeding. If you really want to hide everything, including the gonzo KB 4023057 patch I mentioned earlier this week, you need to go through @PKCano’s steps to wring every last update out of your update queue. Microsoft hides some of them. This month make sure you’re the windshield, not the bug. Thanks to the dozens of volunteers on AskWoody who contribute mightily, especially @sb, @PKCano, @abbodi86, and many others. We’ve moved to MS-DEFCON 4 on the AskWoody Lounge. Source: The January Windows and Office patches are good to go (Computerworld - Woody Leonhard)
  5. Microsoft released the first batch of updates for Microsoft Office in 2019; the January 2019 non-security updates for Microsoft Office are available as direct downloads from the Microsoft Download Center and Microsoft Update. Microsoft released updates for Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 on January 2, 2019. The updates apply to MSI-based versions of Microsoft Office only and not click-to-run editions such as Microsoft Office 365. As always, unless you use any of the mentioned Office applications and ran into issues fixed by these updates, it is recommended to wait with the installation. Office 2010 Microsoft released four updates for Office 2010 that address issues in Microsoft Excel 2010. KB4461627 -- Update for Microsoft Excel 2010 that makes changes to the Japanese calendar in the application to ensure that Japanese era names are displayed correctly when an era changes. Requires KB4461616, KB4032225 and KB4032217 as well. Office 2013 Two updates were released for Microsoft Office 2013 in January 2019; they address issues in Microsoft Project 2013 and update Skype for Business 2015. KB4461560 -- Update for Microsoft Project 2013 that adds support for Japanese era changes to the application. KB4461557 -- Update for Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) that increases the version of the application to 15.0.5101.1002. The update upgrades Lync 2013 to Skype for Business. Users may still use the Lync 2013 user interface. Office 2016 Microsoft released a total of eight updates for Office 2016. The updates modify Skype for Business 2016, Microsoft Excel, Project, and Visio 2016. KB4461586 -- Skype for Business 2016 update that brings the version to 16.0.4795.1002. The update fixes several issues including one in which Skype becomes unresponsive when meetings with many participants are joined. The update requires either KB3203472 or KB4011099, and the KB4011669 update released in October 2018. KB4461600 -- Microsoft Excel 2016 update that fixes a good dozen issues in the application: Improves Chinese Simplified and Danish translations. Fixes to the Japanese calendar to address new era issues. Fixed a hang in Excel caused by add-ins with Right-to-left language encoding in XML definition. Fixed an issue with PivotTable getting refreshed when it overlaps another table. Fixed a crash in Excel when selecting "Show items with no tdata" on a PivotTable that contained a specific filter, row setting or column setting. Removed Windows Azure Marketplace dataset as it is deprecated. Fixed an issue in the native Measure Editor caused by inproper handling of semicolons. Fixed another crash in Excel after undoing removing a PivotTable and deleting the worksheet. Other PivotTable related issues including more crash fixes. KB3203480 -- Update for Visio 2016 that improves Japanese new era handling. Requires KB4461531 for Visio 2016 as well. KB4461531 -- Update for Visio 2016 that includes fixes and improvements: Adds Gannen data format support to the Visio Application Programming Interface. Fixes an issue with rotation: rotation would not work if a shape's width or height was 0. KB4032230 -- Fixes an issue in Office applications when starting add-ins in apps that have multiple add-ins started already. The error message in this case is "This add-in could not be started. Close this dialog to ignore the problem or click "Restart" to try again.". KB4461435 -- Updates the database compare tool. It requires the Microsoft Report Viewer 2015 and won't work with older versions of Report Viewer anymore. KB4461533 -- Fixes an issue with antivirus software and degraded scan performance when Office documents are open and multiple antivirus solutions are installed. KB4461587 -- Update for Project 2016 that fixes several issues: Improves the Czech language translation. Fixes a save issue when editing resource properties locally while editing from a master project. You can't create recurring daily exceptions whose periods are more than 1 day and the intervals overlap. In some situations where your project is saved to Project Server and where user updates are protected, you may not be able to indent or outdent a task. Fixes an inconsistent value issue when comparing Actual Work and Actual Overtime Work values. Fixes an issue where some "Enterprise Resource Custom" fields were lost. Source: https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/04/microsoft-releases-office-january-2019-non-security-updates/ (gHacks - Martin Brinkmann) Breaking news, Office 2010 updates pulled... Office 2010 Updates for January 2019 has been pulled (Born's Tech and Windows World)
  6. WindowsAddict

    Online KMS Activation Script

    This script is now merged in Microsoft Activation Script - (Open Source and clean from Antivirus Detections)
  7. Microsoft loves to make software, sell it as a service, re-org the company and make employees change buildings. According to those with direct knowledge of the company’s plans, Microsoft is shuffling the deck once again. This time around, it’s Harry Shum’s AI org that is being moved about with some speculating that he may be leaving the company. But what is for certain is that Cortana is no longer under the company’s AI org and is now nested inside of Office. For some time, the Office team has been pressuring Shum to move Cortana over to their unit, especially after it became apparent that the digital AI was no longer going to be a stand-alone product. With Cortana now fully inside of Office, expect the assistant to gain new features related to the productivity suite but I also believe that Cortana will simply become another tool for Office, rather than it’s own product. Earlier this month, I wrote about where I thought Cortana was headed following Ignite and this seems to align to that plan. With this change, Cortana is being moved out of the AI and Research organization which paints the picture of how the company now looks at the digital assistant. At this time, the charter for Cortana isn’t clear internally and the dust hasn’t even started to settle on this announcement but understand that going forward, Microsoft is significantly changing the way it thinks about and utilizes Cortana. What I don’t fully know at this time is how widespread the re-org is inside of Microsoft. AI & R is certainly being overhauled and I had heard whispers that the former Windows org would undergo additional changes once RS5 was completed; Microsoft wrapped up development on this feature release a couple weeks back. If I hear of any further changes, I’ll keep this post updated but for now know that Microsoft has repositioned Cortana internally which likely signals the company is moving away from the platform as being a competitor to Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant and instead is using it as a tool for its own productivity software. Source: Microsoft Shuffles the Deck Again, Cortana Finds a new Home (Petri - Brad Sams)
  8. KMS_VL_ALL_6.6.1 - Online/Offline KMS Activator for Microsoft Windows and Office Volume Licensed Products Information: Supported Volume Licensed Products: (32-bit and 64-bit) Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 All KMS Supported Clients Windows Server 2008/2008R2/2012/2012R2 All versions Office 2010 Family on Windows XP SP3 or Newer Office 2013 Family on Windows 7 or Newer Office 2016 Family on Windows 7 or Newer Retail/OEM/MAK Genuine Activations are UNAFFECTED and Converts Notice Period/OOBE-Grace period windows to VL IF they are supported and are then activated. Supported Retail/MAK Unactivated Editions: Win Vista(Business/Enterprise) 7/8/8.1/10 Pro Retail/MAK and their Enterprise editions Server 2008/2008 R2/2012/2012R2 Retail, MAK editions Office 2010/2013 MAK editions only Changelog: 6.6.1 "Requiem for a Dream" - Updated vlmcsd to svn812 - Included Office installation detection and fixes from abbodi1406's v5 mod (Thanks to abbodi1406 and Nucleus) - Other minor tweaks and changes Download: https://userscloud.com/go/jc4hithoa2io/ Tutorial:How to use ? 1. Run KMS_VL_ALL.cmd as Administrator. 2. Done.
  9. !!!LOOK OUT!!! If you like MS Windows and MS Office please buy legal and original copy. This tools can be used for evaluation purposes ONLY. I recommend to buy a legal copy of the product. I will not encourage piracy and misuse of it. Some techniques used can make your antivirus alert. [Multi21*] Re-Loader v3.0 Beta 3 * Requirements .NET 4.0. - Install OEMLogos; - Activate Windows XP/Vista/7/8.x/10/Server 2008 (R2)/Server 2012 (R2)/Server 2016 RTM; - Activate Office 2010/2013/2016; * Before post a question, please read the FAQ. OEMLogo Pack 121 [09/03/2015]: Site: http://pastebin.com Sharecode[?]: /raw.php?i=rSP5spZg Re-Loader v3.0 Beta 3 [02/09/2016]: Site: http://www.mirrorcreator.com Sharecode[?]: /files/UEAVYF7T/ NEW VERSION 04/07/2017: *The interface of this program is available at: Italian, English (tnx to azroach), Slovenian (tnx to CraftByte), Persian (tnx to Behdad Boujari), Portuguese (tnx to roonney), Vietnamese (tnx to vanhoivo), Deutsch (tnx to Ripdevil), Albanian (tnx to BL3D1), Arabic (tnx to alnaloty), Russian, (tnx to Phobos) French (tnx to jordan4x), Romanian (tnx to WebMan), Hebrew, Chinese (tnx to zihan), Serbian (tnx to agasoft), Korean (tnx to mireado), Indonesian (tnx to GlgApr), Polish (tnx to Mr. T), Spanish (tnx to -=4lfre1re=-), Dutch (tnx to Plexxor). on Twitter: @Ra1nReLoader: Be good it is for fun. I'm back on Twitter with the account @Ra1nReLoader This is my original account! other accounts are fake! be careful!
  10. Microsoft’s Obscure ‘Self Service for Mobile’ Office Activation Microsoft requires a product activation after installing. Users of Microsoft Office currently are facing trouble during telephone activation. After dealing with this issue, I came across another obscure behavior, Microsoft’s ‘Self Service for Mobile’ solution to activate Microsoft Office via mobile devices. Microsoft describes how to activate Microsoft Office 2013, 2016 and Office 365 within this document. There are several possibilities to activate an installed product, via Internet or via Telephone for instance. Activation by phone is required, if the maximum Internet activation threshold is reached. But Office activation by phone fails Within my blog post Office Telephone activation is no longer supported error I’ve addressed the basis issue. If a user re-installs Office, the phone activation fails. The activation dialog box shows the message “Telephone activation is no longer supported for your product“. Microsoft has confirmed this issue for Office 2016 users having a non subscriber installation. But also users of Microsoft Office 2010 or Microsoft Office 2013 are affected. A blog reader posted a tip: Use Mobile devices activation… I’ve posted an article Office 2010: Telefonaktivierung eingestellt? – Merkwürdigkeit II about the Office 2010 telephone activation issue within my German blog, back in January 2017. Then a reader pointed me within a comment to a Self Service for Mobile website. The link http: // bit.ly/2cQPMCb, shortened by bit.ly, points to a website https: // microsoft.gointeract.io/mobileweb/… that provides an ability to activate Microsoft Office (see screenshot below). After selecting a 6 or 7 Digits entry, an activation window with numerical buttons to enter the installation id will be shown (see screenshots shown below). The user has to enter the installation id and receives the activation id – plain and simple. Some users commented within my German blog, that this feature works like a charm. Obscurity, conspiracy, oh my God, what have they done? I didn’t inspect the posted link until writing last Fridays blog post Office Telephone activation is no longer supported error. My idea was, to mention the “Self Service for Mobile” page within the new article. I managed to alter the link to direct it to the English Self Service for Mobile language service site. Suddenly I noticed, that both, the German and also the English “Self Service for Mobile” sites uses https, but are flagged as “unsecure” in Google Chrome (see the screenshot below, showing the German edition of this web page. The popup shown for the web site „Self Service for Mobile“ says, that there is mixed content (images) on the page, so it’s not secure. That catches my attention, and I started to investigate the details. Below are the details for the German version of the web site shown in Google Chrome (but the English web site has the same issues). First of all, I noticed, that the „Self Service for Mobile“ site doesn’t belongs to a microsoft.com domain – in my view a must for a Microsoft activation page. Inspecting the details, I found out, the site contains mixed content (an image contained within the site was delivered via http). The content of the site was also delivered by Cloudflare (I’ve never noticed that case for MS websites before). The image flagged in the mixed content issue was the Microsoft logo, shown within the sites header, transferred via http. The certificate was issued by Go Daddy (an US company) and ends on March 2017. I’ve never noticed, that Go Daddy belongs to Microsoft. I came across Go Daddy during analyzing a phishing campaign months ago. A compromised server, used as a relay by a phishing campaign, has been hosted (according to Whois records) by Go Daddy. But my take down notice send to Go Daddy has never been answered. That causes all alarm bells ringing in my head, because it’s a typical behavior used in phishing sites. Also my further findings didn’t calm the alarm bells in my head. The subdomain microsoft used above doesn’t belongs to a Microsoft domain, it points to a domain gointeract.io. Tying to obtain details about the owner of gointeract.io via WhoIs ended with the following record. Domain : gointeract.io Status : Live Expiry : 2021-03-14 NS 1 : ns-887.awsdns-46.net NS 2 : ns-1211.awsdns-23.org NS 3 : ns-127.awsdns-15.com NS 4 : ns-1980.awsdns-55.co.uk Owner OrgName : Jacada Check for 'gointeract.sh' --- http://www.nic.sh/go/whois/gointeract.sh Check for 'gointeract.ac' --- http://www.nic.ac/go/whois/gointeract.ac Pretty short, isn’t it? No Admin c, no contact person, and Microsoft isn’t mentioned at all, but the domain has been registered till 2021. The Owner OrgName Jacada was unknown to me. Searching the web didn’t gave me more insights at first. Overall, the whole site looks obscure to me. The tiny text, shown within the browser’s lower left corner, was a hyperlink. The German edition of the „Self Service for Mobile“ site opens a French Microsoft site – the English site opens an English Microsoft site. My first conclusion was: Hell, I was tricked by a phishing comment – somebody set up this site to grab installation ids of Office users. So I deactivated the link within the comment and I posted a warning within my German blog post, not to use this „Self Service for Mobile“ site. I also tried to contact the user, who has posted the comment, via e-mail. … but “Microsoft” provides these links … User JaDz responded immediately in an additional comment, and wrote, that the link shortened via bit.ly has been send from Microsoft via SMS – after he tried the telephone activation and selected the option to activate via a mobile device. I didn’t noticed that before – so my conclusion was: Hell, this obscure „Self Service for Mobile“ site is indeed related to Microsoft. Then I started again a web search, but this time with the keywords Jacada and Microsoft. Google showed several hits, pointing to the site jacada.com (see screenshot below). It seems that Jacada is a kind of service provider for several customers. I wasn’t able to find Microsoft within the customer reference. But I know, that Microsoft used external services for some activities. Now I suppose, that somebody from Jacada set up the „Self Service for Mobile“ activation site. The Ajax code used is obviously able to communicate with Microsoft’s activation servers and obtain an activation id. And Microsoft’s activation mechanism provides an option to send the bit.ly link via SMS. Closing words: Security by obscurity? At this point I was left really puzzled. We are not talking about a startup located within a garage. We are having dealing with Microsoft, a multi billion company, that claims to run highly secured and trustable cloud infrastructures world wide. But what’s left, after we wipe of the marketing stuff? The Office activation via telephone is broken (Microsoft confirmed that, after it was reported by customers!). As a customer in need to activate a legal owned, but re-installed, Microsoft Office is facing a nasty situation. Telephone activation is refused, the customers will be (wrongly) notified, that this option is no longer supported. Internet activation is refused due “to many online activations” – well done. But we are not finish yet. They set up a „Self Service for Mobile“ activation site in a way, that is frequently used by phishers. They are sending links via SMS to this site requesting to enter sensitive data like install ids. A site that is using mixed content via https, and is displaying an activation id. In my eyes a security night mare. But maybe I’ve overlooked or misinterpreted something. If you have more insights or an idea, or if my assumptions a wrong, feel free, to drop a comment. I will try to reach out and ask Microsoft for a comment about this issue. Article in German Source Alternate Source reading - AskWoody: Born: Office activation site controlled by a non-Microsoft company
  11. This Kms activator is created by abbodi1406 on my digital life. So all credits, thanks and love goes to him The main thing about this activator here is that it is very clean from false positives. and that's what make it different than other kms solutions. (only one of its file is flagged as 1/66 ratio on virus total, and all other files are 100% clean. Read_Me Download Links- File: KMS_VL_ALL-WinDivert-kms-3.7zSHA1: 43fd2939461987e94dbd055ea4999eb52d09000eSHA256: 2d8c8c68be57f9360f369631f06600da800284f2eb408c623c08a1fa5b97f7bd Site: https://drop.me Sharecode: /MOKJXR Site: http://androidhost.org Sharecode: /nE5fx
  12. This is a set of tools and functions for managing licensing, deploying, and activating Microsoft Office and Windows. All output from these functions is displayed in the Information Console. All functions are run in the background and the GUI is disabled to prevent running multiple functions, as they could conflict or cause damage if run concurrently. The Microsoft Office Setup Customization Functions (Customize Setup Tab), AutoKMS Uninstaller (if AutoKMS is installed), AutoRearm Uninstaller (if AutoRearm is installed), Office Uninstaller and Product Key Checker work even if Microsoft Office or Windows is not installed/supported. For information about individual functions, read further. This Pack Contains: HEU KMS Activator 10.0.0 KMSAuto Lite v1.3.5.1 Windows 10 Permanent Activator Ultimate v2.4 KMSAuto Net 2016 1.5.3 KMSpico 10.2.0 Final KMSpico 10.2.0 Portable Microsoft Toolkit 2.6.3 Final Office 2013 KMS Activator Ultimate 2015 1.5 Office 2013 KMS Activator Ultimate 2015 1.5 Portable PIDKey Portable Re-Loader Activator 2.6 Final Windows KMS Activator by AR_Alex 3.1.0 Windows 10 KMS Activator Ultimate 2016 v1.6 Windows 10 KMS Activator Ultimate 2016 v1.6 Portable Windows KMS Activator Ultimate 2018 4.0 Windows Loader 2.2.2 By DAZ + WAT Fix Office 2016 Permanent Activator Ultimate 1.7 Ratiborus KMS Tools 15.12.2017 Windows 10 Pro Permanent Activator Ultimate v2.2 AAct v3.8.5 AAct Network v1.0.3 Office 2013-2016 C2R Install 6.0.1 Office 2013-2016 C2R Install Lite 6.0.1 Office 2013-2016 C2R License Setup v1.05 KMS Server v1.2.4 KMS Server Service 2.0.4 Garbage Collector v1.3.4 Windows KMS Activator Ultimate 2017 v3.8 Ra1n Act1vat0r 1.0 RC 8 KMS Tools Portable 01.03.2018 PIDKey Lite v1.62.1 Windows 10 Permanent Activator Ultimate 2.5 KMS Lite Supported Operation Systems: Windows 10 32-bit or 64-bit Edition Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit Edition Windows XP 32-bit SP3 Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit with SP2 or higher Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit Changelog: What`s new: Windows 10 Permanent Activator Ultimate 2.5 Windows 10 Pro Permanent Activator Ultimate 2.2 AAct v3.8.5 AAct Network.1.0.3 KMS Tools Portable 01.03.2018 KMS Lite Download | 319.3 MB: *link removed*
  13. Manual Online KMS Activation for Windows, Server & Office Thanks to @november_ra1n Info: KMS Activation last 180 days set by Microsoft however after 180 days you can repeat the activation to gain another 180 days and so on forever. : ) PS: KMS Activation will be succeeded as long as KMS Server Host Address are still online see alternative Working Online KMS servers end of the text.... ====================================================================================== A) Windows & Server Activation: Windows <Type here to search> look for Command Prompt and (Right click and run as administrator) #Keep the Internet Connection on during activation!# 1. Install KMS Client Setup Key according to your Windows: slmgr /ipk <KMS Client Setup Key> NOTE: All Windows & Server KMS Client Setup Keys there (Make sure use right key according to your Windows Edition!): https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2012-R2-and-2012/jj612867(v=ws.11) or https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/kmsclientkeys 2. Run the following command to point Windows to the KMS server: cscript slmgr.vbs /skms kms.digiboy.ir 3. Run the following command to activate Windows: cscript slmgr.vbs /ato 4. Clear the name of KMS server (Optional) slmgr /ckms 5. Finally to find out & display your license information: cscript slmgr.vbs -dli ====================================================================================== Microsoft Office (2016, 2013, or 2010) Activation: NOTE:Unlike Windows for Office you need Volume License Edition to order to activate via KMS! Download Microsoft Office 2016 Volume License ISO [Original from VLSC]: http://bit.ly/2GLb5yY Windows <Type here to search> look for Command Prompt and (Right click and run as administrator) #Keep the Internet Connection on during activation!# 1. Set KMS Host... x64: cscript "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /sethst:kmshostaddress x86 installed in Win x64: cscript "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /sethst:kms.digiboy.ir Note:(Office14 = Office 2010; Office15 = Office 2013; Office16 = Office 2016) 2. Request Activation x64: cscript "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /act x86 installed in Win x64: cscript "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /act 3. Clear KMS Host (Optional) x64: cscript "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /remhst x86 installed in Win x64: cscript "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /remhst 4. Check Activation Status x64: cscript "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /dstatus x86 installed in Win x64: cscript "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /dstatus Note: All Office KMS Client Setup Keys can be find it there: http://sapsan.wclub5.com/archives/1230 ====================================================================================== Alternative Working Online KMS servers: kms.digiboy.ir kms.lotro.cc cy2617.jios.org kms.chinancce.com k.zpale.com m.zpale.com mvg.zpale.com kms.shuax.com ======================================================================================
  14. Controlling Which Apps Office 2016 Installs So I got a new computer late last year. When setting it up, I thought, "hey, I may as well put the latest Office on it," and got a copy of 2016 "ProPlus," as I use OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The setup was incredibly easy, and in fact, I thought, "hmmm... too easy." I let it run and in a trice, it told me that Office was installed. So I looked on my Start Menu, and what do you know, Office installed all of the Office apps. That unfortunately included stuff I don't use and don't want like Publisher, Project and the like. Looking at the Add/Remove apps section of Control Panel offered no options. I uninstalled Office, paid closer attention as I re-installed it, and still... no choices. A few hours later, I discovered how to get Office to install but a few apps rather than gooping up my drive with the other junk. Basically the trick is to copy the install files to a folder, download the "Office 2016 Deployment Tool" from the Microsoft site, build an XML file (it'll be easy), and run setup — the step-by-steps follow. Get the ProPlus 2016 ISO Create a folder "C:\Officefiles" on your hard drive where you can copy the ISO's contents, as we need to modify it a bit to seize control of our copy of Office. Open the ISO. You'll see two files (autorun.inf and setup.exe) and a folder ("office"). Copy the "office" folder — and not the two other files — to the C:\Officefiles folder. Download the Office 2016 Deployment Tool from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117> Run the exe. It'll ask where to extract its files — tell it C:\Officefiles . The C:\Officefiles folder will then contain two new files, setup.exe and configuration.xml. Delete that configuration.xml file. Open Notepad and copy the XML text below (starting with "<configuration>" and ending with "</configuration>" into Notepad. If you need a Product Key, replace the bogus value in my example below. (Enterprise customers may not need the line at all — sorry, I don't know as I don't have an Enterprise license for Office.) Save the resulting Notepad contents to c:\Officefiles\configuration.xml: <Configuration> <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Branch="Current"> <Product ID="ProPlusRetail" PIDKEY="THISD-OESNT-WORKV-XXXXX-X"> <Language ID="en-us" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Access" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Groove" /> <ExcludeApp ID="InfoPath" /> <ExcludeApp ID="OneDrive" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Project" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Publisher" /> <ExcludeApp ID="SharePointDesigner" /> <ExcludeApp ID="Visio" /> </Product> </Add> <Updates Enabled="TRUE" Branch="Current" /> <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" /> <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" /> <Logging Name="OfficeSetup.txt" Path="d:\OfficeFiles" /> </Configuration> Open an elevated command prompt and type the following: C: CD \OfficeFiles Setup /configure configuration.xml Result: a much trimmer Office install. Of course, you can add things back by removing their appropriate 'ExcludeApp" line in the XML, and if you use 64-bit Office, replace the "32" with "64." Source
  15. Polaris Office 8.1.555.26975 Polaris Office is a free office app with an all-in-one feature to view, edit, share, memo, and archive all types of documents anytime and anywhere. It includes superior editing capabilities for all document formats - all in a single program: Edit Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Google Docs, Spreadsheet, Slide, TXT, ODF, and Adobe PDF. You also get a powerful PDF reader, editor and converter that allows you to easily view PDFs on your desktop or mobile anytime and annotate important notes. You will always have access to your files no matter where you are with this cloud-based office suite, and your data can be synced through Polaris Drive as well as numerous other cloud storage services. Polaris Office provides a seamless experience on all your devices as well as enabling document collaboration to share files with a simple link and to work simultaneously with your colleagues by utilizing the co-authoring feature to streamline workflow. Homepage: https://www.polarisoffice.com Downloads: Win - http://install.polarisoffice.com/pcoffice/PolarisOfficeSetup.exe iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/pollaliseu-opiseu-lingkeu/id698070860?mt=8 Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.infraware.office.link
  16. !!!LOOK OUT!!! If you like MS Windows and MS Office please buy legal and original copy. This tools can be used for evaluation purposes ONLY. I recommend to buy a legal copy of the product. I will not encourage piracy and misuse of it. Some techniques used can make your antivirus alert. [Reboot] Ra1n Act1vat0r v1.0 RC 8 * Requirements .NET 4.0. - Install Windows OEM Logos; - Activate Windows XP/Vista/7/8.x/10/Server 2008 (R2)/Server 2012 (R2)/Server 2016 RTM; - Activate Office 2010/2013/2016; - Activate Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015/2017; * Before post a question, please read the FAQ. OEMLogo Pack 121 [09/03/2015]: Site: http://pastebin.com Sharecode[?]: /raw.php?i=rSP5spZg Ra1n Act1vat0r v1.0 RC 8 [16/07/2017]: Site: http://www.mirrorcreator.com Sharecode[?]: /files/DLGIC66U/ Virus Total Scan [04/07/2017]: Site: https://www.virustotal.com Sharecode[?]: /file/3db4e947cd2e50f9631a85e977c862b160384ae337eb2fa9fa622d3b0809183d/analysis/1499190243/ *The interface of this program is available at: English (tnx to azroach). on Twitter: @Ra1nReLoader: Be good it is for fun. PLEASE REPORT ANY BUGS I'm back on Twitter with the account @Ra1nReLoader This is my original account! other accounts are fake! be careful!
  17. General Info:-*OS:- Windows Server/7/8/8.1/10 (x64x86) *Size:- 2.10 GB/1.79 GB *Original Install File *Update:- Jan2018 *Language:- English *Nothing removed only updateDescription:-Microsoft Office 2016 is the complete, cross-platform, cross-device solution for the modern workplace, with smart tools for individuals, teams, and businesses. It can open your applications, documents anywhere, across multiple devices. Get the installed applications you know and trust – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, *******, Publisher, Access. Always have the latest, full installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, *******, Publisher, and Access and capture your ideas however you work best – using a keyboard, pen, or touchscreen. Microsoft Office 2016 will offer new security, compliance, and deployment features, giving organizations more control over sensitive data and IT more flexibility in deployment and management. Here is a new version of Microsoft Office 2016 - update of one of the most important products of the company, which in spite of the status of the Preview is already quite stable. Microsoft Office 2016 well demonstrates how today has changed the approach to create documents and work with them. Microsoft Office 2016 is the complete Microsoft expanded the Office footprint Microsoft Office 2016 suite includes applications New in Microsoft Office 2016: Collaboration Smart Applications Data analysis made faster and easier – New analysis capabilities are built into Excel, so you can pull, map, analyze and visualize your data faster and easier than ever Package: - Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 • Microsoft Access 2016 • Microsoft Excel 2016 • Microsoft InfoPath 2016 • Microsoft OneDrive for business in 2016 • Microsoft OneNote 2016 • Microsoft Outlook 2016 • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 • Microsoft Publisher 2016 • Skype for business in 2016 • Microsoft Word 2016 Screenshot Download: With Jan2018 Update English: X64 ************************************************************** English: X86 ************************************************************** Download Orginal Untouched ISo without Update: links shared by virge Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 VLSC. Microsoft Visio Professional 2016 VLSC: Microsoft Project Professional 2016 VLSC: ************************************************************** ************************************************************** To activate untouched iso use Microsoft Toolkit 2.6.2 Final Note: Office with October update pre-activated ************************************************************** ************************************************************** Added 37 different language All original RTM untouched isos Both X86 X64 Total Size : 80:19 GB Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Plus RTM 16.0.4266.1003 (x86x64) (Retail) Torrent Link: Torrent File Download: Torrent speed: Torrent Screenshot:
  18. Professional tree outline manager with built-in word processor. Create your own hierarchical trees for storing documents, notes, links, contacts, passwords, or photos. Manage your information the easy way. Retrieve it instantly when you need it! Word processor Full rich text editing of documents. Support for rtf styles. Export and import An extremely wide range of import and export capabilities (docx, htm, pdf, etc.) Drag and drop Rearrange the tree by dragging nodes to another location.. Unicode Documents can contain Unicode text, such as a mix of English, German, Chinese, etc. Tree outline Navigate between the different parts of your document with ease. Images Insert, display, print, export, and print pictures and photos. Supported Operating Systems Windows 2000 Windows Server 2003 and higher Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 10 32 and 64-bit Homepage: http://www.crystaloffice.com/maple/ Download: http://www.crystaloffice.com/files/maple.exe Patch: Team Uret https://www.upload.ee Sharecode: /files/7679258/crack.rar.html
  19. August has seen a relatively normal number of bugs in Windows and Office patches, some acknowledged by Microsoft, some not. Open Clips One week after Patch Tuesday, and would-be Windows Updaters are facing a handful of bugs. Some will find them minor annoyances. Others … not so much. Here are the known bugs, and where we stand in the struggle to resolve the problems. Worthy of note: Microsoft is now acknowledging many bugs that in the past would’ve gone without comment. There’s hope. Here are the known, significant buggy security patches: Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607 – Cumulative update KB 4034658 wipes out Update History, unhides hidden updates, and effectively disconnects some updated computers from WSUS. Microsoft has acknowledged all three of those bugs in the KB 4034658 article with the usual “Microsoft is investigating this issue and will provide an update as soon as possible.” The first undocumented buggy driver this month for the Surface Pro 4, “Surface - System - 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM -,” was released on August 1. It was replaced by a second driver “Surface – System – 7/31/2007 12:00:00 AM -” on August 4. The second one was documented. But then we saw four more undocumented Surface Pro 4 drivers — “Intel driver update for Intel(r) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Generic Participant,” “Power Participant,” Processor Participant” and “Manager” — all released on Saturday, August 12. Sometime late on August 14, Microsoft posted information about two of the drivers. Both the Windows 7 August Monthly rollup KB 4034664 and the manually installed security-only patch KB 4034679 are causing problems with two-screen systems: The second screen starts showing gibberish with many applications, including Office. The problem has been widely reported — even replicated with a Proof of Concept program — but Microsoft hasn’t yet acknowledged it. The only bug reported by Microsoft in its August Windows 7 security patches is an old bug, continuing from July, in which a buggy LDAP plugs up TCP dynamic ports. That bug hasn’t been fixed. The Windows 8.1 Monthly rollup listing mentions a known bug: NPS authentication may break, and wireless clients may fail to connect. The solution is to manually set a registry entry on the server. Dozens of patches were made to Office earlier this month but, so far, I’m not aware of any bugs. Depending on which version of Windows you’re using, and how you’re using it, those bugs may be important or they may be annoyances. I continue to recommend that you hold off on applying this month’s patches. I haven’t seen any malware outbreaks that are blocked by the August patches, and we may get some surprises — good, bad or indifferent — later today. Have a question or a bug report? Drop by the AskWoody Lounge. Source: Where we stand with this month’s Windows and Office security patches (Computerworld - Woody Leonhard)
  20. Windows and Office Genuine ISO Verifier is a lightweight piece of software that enables you to determine whether you have a genuine copy of Windows or Office with minimal effort. Since the application comes in a portable package, the setup is a quick matter of decompressing the archive in the desired location on your hard disk. However, in case you are having a hard time accessing the file, then you should consider Unblocking the tool from Properties in the context menu. The strong point of the program stems from the fact that it is designed to recognize a vast array of hashes that are associated with Microsoft's operating system and Office bundle. To be more precise, the utility can compare file SHA-1 to relatively old Microsoft releases, such as Office 95 and Windows XP. Changelog: see Homepage Homepage Download
  21. After a series of pushed-then-pulled buggy fixes to the admittedly buggy Microsoft Outlook patches on June 13, we’re still waiting for updated versions Credit: wonderferret On June 13—five and a half weeks ago—Microsoft released a series of buggy patches for Outlook. We know they’re buggy because Microsoft acknowledged seven bugs (including one primarily caused by bugs in Windows patches) in those four original June 13 security patches. As of this morning, we still don’t have fixes for those seven bugs. Here are the known buggy original security patches: KB 3191898 – Security update for Outlook 2007, released June 13, 2017 KB 3203467 – Security update for Outlook 2010, released June 13 KB 3191938 – Security update for Outlook 2013, June 13 KB 3191932 – Security update for Outlook 2016, June 13 If you have Automatic Update turned on, you were treated not only to those patches, but to all of these three later, interim fixes for the bugs in the security patches. Don't get too excited about them. In fact, they didn't fix the bugs: KB 4011042 – Yet another update for Outlook 2010, released July 5, pulled July 15 KB 3191849 - Another update for Outlook 2013, released June 27, pulled July 15 KB 3213654 - Another update for Outlook 2016, released June 30, pulled July 15 Those KB numbers don’t line up with the originally buggy security patch numbers because Microsoft didn’t re-release the bad patches. These new interim patches aren’t cumulative. In other words, in order to get Outlook 2016 patched, for example, you had to install the June 13 patch, then install the June 30 patch. Except, well, the June 30 patch didn’t fix the problems created by the June 13 patch. Got that? Lots of Outlook users and admins have been waiting for new fixes ever since Microsoft pulled the three interim patches on July 15. (Outlook 2007 never received an interim patch.) If Microsoft’s told anyone why they pulled those interim patches, I haven’t heard about it. I haven’t seen any instructions about removing the interim patches. We’re all left sitting in limbo. On Monday, Microsoft sent its largest customers a secret email saying they would release new patches on Tuesday. The new security updates scheduled for release are intended to address currently unresolved functional issues affecting Outlook. But Tuesday came and went, and there weren’t any new patches—re-issues, interim, cumulative or otherwise. One of the “fixes” to the Outlook bugs proposed by Microsoft relies on patches to Windows itself, and those patches are going through a mind-numbing series of flip-slops. Anybody who used Automatic Update this past month has seen their systems flop around like a beached bluegill. Ball’s in your court, again, Microsoft. Discussion continues on the AskWoody Lounge. Source: Where are the fixes to the botched Outlook security patches? (Computerworld - Woody Leonhard)
  22. Embarrassing Office 2010 fix—KB 4011042—doesn’t make the main listing Credit: Jackie Flynt On Patch Wednesday of this week, Microsoft said it released 14 non-security Office updates, covering such fascinating topics as improved Dutch translations in Word 2013, Danish translations in Access, and Finnish and Swedish translations in Excel. Typical first Tuesday stuff. Microsoft neglected to mention that it also shipped a fix for the bugs introduced by last month’s patches to Outlook 2010. Dubbed KB 4011042, the neglected fix appears to be a non-security patch that fixes bugs created by a security patch—a red flag for many advanced patchers. Microsoft released a “fix” that was supposed to take care of this group of bugs on June 27, 2017—KB 3015545—but quickly pulled the patch when it started crashing 32-bit versions of Outlook 2010. Thus, this week’s non-security update KB 4011042 is a fix for a bug in a bug fix for a botched security patch. Many of the bugs introduced by Office patches in June, identified by Microsoft late last month, are still active. Using Microsoft’s terminology: Introduced Bug #1 — Error when opening an attachment in an email, contact or task formatted as Rich Text. Has not been fixed for Outlook 2007. Introduced Bug #2 — Opening Mail Attachment warning when opening an attachment that includes consecutive periods (...) or exclamation point (!). Has not been fixed for Outlook 2007. Introduced Bug #4 — VBScript does not run, or you receive malicious code warning when using a custom form for Outlook. “Investigating this issue.” Introduced Bug #6 — iCloud fails to load properly in Outlook 2007. Has not been fixed. The other bugs have been fixed by an assortment of Office patches released on June 27 and 30, as well as fixes to Windows that you may or may not have installed: For Win 7 and 8.1, the latest cumulative update (er, Quality Rollup) suffices, as does the recent cumulative update for Win10 Creators Update, version 1703. On the other hand, if you want to fix earlier versions of Windows 10, you’ll have to manually install the latest updates. Discussion continues on the AskWoody Lounge. Source: Microsoft releases 15 Office patches for July, but some June bugs still stink (Computerworld - Woody Leonhard)
  23. LibreOffice 5.3.4 Plays Nice with Microsoft Office Documents Microsoft Office RTF and OOXML improvements included Version 5.3.4 includes over 100 patches, The Document Foundation says, and the highlights are definitely the ones that are aimed at Microsoft’s own Office suite. Specifically, this new version of LibreOffice includes interoperability improvements for Microsoft Office RT and OOXML documents, and is certainly good news not only for home users, but also for authorities and organizations across the world who have been struggling to complete the transition to open-source alternatives. Document interoperability issues have been the roadblocks for several city authorities across the world who planned to give up on Microsoft Office, so each update that includes fixes in this regard is more than welcome. Technical notes For the more technical users, TDF explains in the release notes that this version introduces DOCX importing bug fixes, as well as refinements aimed at RTF documents. Both importing and exporting of RTF files should work correctly after updating to LibreOffice 5.3.4, TDF says. At the same time, the developing team focused on improving interoperability with OOXML documents, and one particular line in the release notes indicates that LibreOffice should now open Microsoft Office 2003 documents in this format without any bugs. This is again fairly important because most organizations planning the transition to LibreOffice typically come from older versions of Microsoft Office. Even though this new release comes with so many improvements, The Document Foundation says LibreOffice 5.2.7 is the one recommended for enterprise deployments, as it has the backing of professional support by certified professionals. This means that fewer bugs are likely to be in this version and someone will also be there to offer support should you come across other problems. As usual, you can download any LibreOffice version from Softpedia, be it for Windows, Linux, or macOS. Source
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  25. For work purposes, apps always require Office 365 subscription, no matter the screen size Credit: Apple When Apple expanded the iPad Pro's screen from 9.7-in. to 10.5-in., it simultaneously shrunk the pool of those who can run Microsoft's Office apps free of charge. Like the 12.9-in. iPad Pro introduced in late 2015, the resized iPad Pro gets dumped into the iOS Office apps' pay-to-use bucket. Microsoft relies on screen size to separate what it considers consumer-grade tablets from those it believes are business-suitable, with the line drawn at 10.1 inches. Owners of iOS devices with screens equal to or smaller than 10.1-in. are allowed to run the Office apps -- Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word -- for free as long as the resulting work is for "non-commercial purposes." In other words, not at work or for work. Devices with screens 10.1-in. or larger -- like the new 10.5-in. iPad Pro -- can only view and print existing documents unless the user has an Office 365 subscription with "mobile device rights," according to the Word app's license agreement. To do more than that for a business purpose requires an Office 365 subscription. According to Microsoft's licensing, any use of any feature of any iOS Office app on any device -- whether iPhone, iPad or iPad Pro -- demands a small business- or enterprise-grade plan, like the $12.50-per-user-per-month Office 365 Business Premium or the $20-per-user-per-month Office 365 Enterprise E3. A consumer-grade Office 365 Personal ($70 annually) or Office 365 Home ($100) subscription is required to legally run an Office app on a 10.5-in. iPad Pro, but -- and here's the catch -- only for non-work purposes. Want to edit a work-related document in Word on the iPad Pro? A commercial Office 365 subscription is required. Want to view a work-related spreadsheet in Excel on the iPad Pro? Same. Show a PowerPoint slide on the job from the 10.5-in. display? Ditto. Although these licensing rules have been in place since November 2014, they still manage to confuse both end users -- consumers and business workers alike -- and some IT administrators. In the enterprise, license confusion can be especially harmful, as it becomes an opening for errors, primarily under-licensing, that can cost a company when Microsoft asks for an audit. They confuse because the "freemium" strategy Microsoft has deployed for Office is vague. Microsoft has repeatedly trumpeted the iOS Office app as "free," implying that that is so for everyone ... when in reality it is true for a subset of customers: Consumers, and then only when they're looking at a screen that's 10.1-in. or smaller. Conducting business-related work in an Office app always requires that the user be covered by an employer-purchased Office 365 subscription. That's an important point to hammer home to workers and managers at all levels, especially in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) situations or instances where some devices are not managed. It's possible that employees with a 10.5-in. iPad Pro will erroneously assume -- because of the "free" Microsoft's bandied about -- that they can slide under the radar as they did with their previous 9.7-in. iPad. When that's not possible, they'll likely approach IT and ask why. Source: There's no Office free ride on Apple's new 10.5-in. iPad Pro (ComputerWorld)
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