This post will take a you to a very brief look at how Microsoft plans to approach corporate activation in Office 14. If you’re up-to-date with how Microsoft has gone about corporate activation with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 (download link ), and more than likely Windows 7 (download link), then you’re familiar with Volume Activation 2.0. If not, then let me introduce you to MAK and KMS. Via KMS usage, organizations will be able to authenticate individual Office 14 licenses on-demand. As implied by the description of MAKs above, organizations will be able to manage “blocks” of keys.