Announcing the new Genuine Windows Blog on

It's been over three years since I first launched the Genuine Windows Blog, and a lot has changed in that relatively short time. Not only did we continue to release updates to our technology for Windows XP, we also introduced a new experience and technology for activation and validation in Windows Vista and Windows 7, called Windows Activation Technologies.

I'm happy to announce that the Genuine Windows Blog will now join the Windows Team Blog family.  This is a plus because a lot of you already go there for the latest and greatest news about Windows and related products.  The look and feel of the blog will change some, and you can expect improved communications from us on a more regular basis and on a wider range of topics.  The new blog format will also include postings from other members of the genuine Windows team - they have a lot to say about what Microsoft is doing to help protect customers from the risks of counterfeit software, and what we're doing about fighting piracy.

Even though the blog location's changing, I hope our interaction won't.  This blog has always been a great way for me and the genuine Windows team to stay in touch with our customers.  I appreciate your willingness to comment and express your opinions about genuine Windows, and I hope we'll continue to hear from you. 

Please visit us at our new Genuine Windows Blog location! (

- Alex