An anti-piracy technology built into all Microsoft Office XP, Windows XP and Visio 2002 products. Product Activation requires that the user verify a product key that was used to install the product. This ensures that the software has not been used on more computers than is intended by the software’s license. Users can activate their software via the Internet or telephone. Once the user has contacted Microsoft, an installation ID number is issued that will complete the activation.
According to Microsoft, the user has 50 grace launches before a product must be activated. After the 50 launches, the product will go into a reduced-functionality mode if is has not been activated. With reduced functionality, documents cannot be edited and new ones cannot be created until the product has been activated by contacting Microsoft.
- Professional Services Automation
Professional Services Automation (PSA) refers to a suite of software enabling IT service organizations to manage people and skilled resources.
- Programmable Interrupt Controller
Abbreviated as PIC, a Programmable Interrupt Controller is a interrupt controller that manages interrupt signals received from devices by combining multiple interrupts into a single interrupt output. PIC is found on most PCs today. One of the most well-known Programmable Interrupt Controllers is Intel 8259A, which was included in the x86 PC as a part […]
- Progress Software
A leading software company in the DBMS field. Although Progress Software has its own DBMS system, it’s real strength is in providing tools to develop applications that can interact with any DBMS.
- Project Echo
Project Echo is an eBay.com platform integration tool that enables developers to embed third-party applications in Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro so that sellers can manage their businesses on eBay.com. Project Echo is in Alpha testing and is not expected to be in a wider beta testing stage until 2009.
Short for Programming Logic, Prolog is a high-level programming language based on formal logic. Unlike traditional programming languages that are based on performing sequences of commands, Prolog is based on defining and then solving logical formulas. Prolog is sometimes called a declarative language or a rule-based language because its programs consist of a list of […]