Microsoft Key Management Services KMS aka MAK

Okay, thank you Microsoft, thank you for the good idea of a central KMS what-ever-kill-me-service to activate Windows 7 and Office 2010 in an Enterprise.
Well, things could be easy, but obviously not a KMS Server done by Microsoft .. However, this is my collected information (Installation, configuration, error handling, testing, etc) about Microsoft Key Management Service (KMS).. and the tale isn’t over, believe me!
Getting started with Microsoft Windows KMS server..

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Microsoft Office 2010 Beta – Public downloads

Here we go folks, tasty Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Download links for everyone.

Today’s beta releases of Microsoft Office 2010 suites, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Project 2010, and Microsoft Visio 2010 represent an exciting opportunity for you to test-drive new features—and to share your feedback.


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Microsoft Office Multi-Language Pack 2007 installation

Microsoft Office Multi-Language Pack 2007

What is the Microsoft Office Multi-Language Pack 2007?
The Microsoft Office Multi-Language Pack 2007 is an add-in product that can change the entire user experience of Office 2007 desktop applications by enabling each desktop to support many languages.. This includes Menus/User Interface, Help, Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Spell Checker. In addition to enhancing the user experience, a user can elect to use individual aspects of the pack, such as spell checker to proof a document in a language other than the default language set on their computer.

Obtain and install a Language Pack
When a copy of Microsoft Office is installed on a computer, it includes at least a Single Language Pack. However, many people and companies need to use more than one language. You can get Language Packs in the following ways:

Single Language Pack
A Single Language Pack enables the interface of some or all programs to support a specific language.

Multi-Language Pack
The Multi-Language Pack enables the interface of each program to support all available languages for that program. Essentially, the Multi-Language Pack is a set of all the available Single Language Packs bundled and sold together.

Mixed-Language Product
A Mixed-Language program or suite of Microsoft Office is sold as one language, but it contains programs in two or more languages. For example, Ukrainian Office contains some programs in Ukrainian, some in Russian, and some in English.

Multi-Language Product
In a Multi-Language program or suite of Microsoft Office, some programs are offered in more than one language.

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Microsoft Office 2003 / 2007 Proofing Tool / Spell Checker additional languages

Imagine, you installed Microsoft Office 2007 English (Enterprise, Standard, Ultimate, Small Business Edition, whatever). Now you’d like to do a Spell Check in German Language, what happens? You get an error message indicating, that this feature is not installed on your system:

Cannot find proofing tools for German (Switzerland). If you have the proofing tools, try installing or re-installing them. Contact your local reseller to obtain Office Proofing Tools. For more information, see the Microsoft Office Site.



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