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Some years ago, a colleague of mine received a message from our IT department. It began like this:

You are receiving this notification because our records show that the machines below are still running a pre-release version of Office 2010. All pre-release versions of Office 2010 will expire on Office 31, 2010.

Either the Office team managed to name a month after themselves, or the IT department had a bit too much Office on their mind.

Comments (13)
  1. JM says:

    You are receiving this out of office Office notification because the Office team is currently out of office until Office 31, 2010. All official Office inquiries should be offered to the officer of out of office Office offers.

  2. Someone You Know says:

    Well, if the Android developers can excise the month of December from the calendar, I suppose the Office team can change the name of a month. Fair's fair.

  3. Gabe says:

    If I were going to rename a month, I would name it Thermador.

  4. Adam Rosenfield says:

    Lousy Smarch weather.

  5. Simon Clarkstone says:

    Don't you mean "Thermidor"?

  6. Yuhong Bao says:

    Hey, anyone remember the "Office System" with its "Office Word", "Office Excel", etc…? Good thing MS finally realized it do not make sense and ditched it in Office 2010.

  7. Nick says:

    Chicken?

  8. Gabe says:

    Simon Clarkstone: Don't be silly — that's the French spelling!

  9. alegr1 says:

    >Hey, anyone remember the "Office System" with its "Office Word", "Office Excel", etc…? Good thing MS finally realized it do not make sense and ditched it in Office 2010.

    MS branding guys always went full retard with their Active/.NET/Direct/Live slapfests.

  10. cheong00 says:

    Actually they're telling you that the pre-release version of Office 2010 will expire on the release of Office 31 (with Office 2013 being Office 15). The 2010 at the end is just some form of signiture. :P

  11. Gabe says:

    I'm wondering if somebody dictated that message, and the computer thought it heard "Office" instead of "August". Of course, the computer probably thought "Office" was more likely because it's in every other sentence, and it doesn't understand the context of a date where only about 12 words make sense there.

  12. Silly says:

    Something Something Something Orifice.

  13. R. Bemrose says:

    Ooh, it expires just in time for Officeween.

    Yeah, yeah, I'm assuming they meant October because it's the only month starting with O.

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