Microsoft was at one time hailed as a visionary, groundbreaking computer company. Then for like 40 years it was regarded as a stale, static dinosaur.
Well we're happy to announce that the company is once again blazing trails in the computer industry!
In a bold bid to turn digital crooks away from a life of crime, Microsoft is offering a 50 percent discount on its Office suite to some people using pirated versions. Ghacks reports that a new message in the Office ribbon bar is appearing on pirated Office apps, tempting people with a 50 percent discount on a genuine Microsoft 365 subscription.
The message links to an official Microsoft website that claims "pirated software exposes your PC to security threats." Microsoft warns Office pirates that they run the risk of running into viruses, malware, data loss, identify theft, and the inability to receive critical updates.
The discount brings the price of a Microsoft 365 Family subscription down to just $49.99 for the first year, or $34.99 for a year of Microsoft 365 Personal.
Not bad! Hey, maybe if that doesn't work they can send the pirates a bunch of MS Office signup discs in the mail like AOL used to do.