Microsoft has added Office to its Genuine Software Initiative. The move is intended to test if customers have a genuine version of its Office productivity suite, and will help ensure the prevention of software piracy and the distribution of counterfeit copies of Microsoft software.

Microsoft has launched a pilot of the Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) program in seven languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Greek, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Russian and Spanish, according to Microsoft. The program will determine if pilot users have a genuine installation of Microsoft Office installed on their computers.