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Microsoft's Code of Conduct

from their "Microsoft Services Agreement"

Read the entire Services Agreement by Clicking Here. Too busy for that? Then just read section 3. Their 'code of conduct' in the spotlight below.

 

 
3. Code of Conduct.

a. By agreeing to these Terms, you’re agreeing that, when using the Services, you will follow these rules:
i. Don't do anything illegal.
ii. Don't engage in any activity that exploits, harms, or threatens to harm children.
iii. Don't send spam or engage in phishing. Spam is unwanted or unsolicited bulk email, postings, contact requests, SMS (text messages), instant messages, or similar electronic communications. Phishing is sending emails or other electronic communications to fraudulently or unlawfully induce recipients to reveal personal or sensitive information, such as passwords, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, passport numbers, credit card information, financial information, or other sensitive information, or to gain access to accounts or records, exfiltration of documents or other sensitive information, payment and/or financial benefit.
iv. Don't publicly display or use the Services to share inappropriate content or material (involving, for example, nudity, bestiality, pornography, offensive language, graphic violence, or criminal activity).
v. Don't engage in activity that is fraudulent, false or misleading (e.g., asking for money under false pretenses, impersonating someone else, manipulating the Services to increase play count, or affect rankings, ratings, or comments).
vi. Don't circumvent any restrictions on access to or availability of the Services.
vii. Don't engage in activity that is harmful to you, the Services or others (e.g., transmitting viruses, stalking, posting terrorist or violent extremist content, communicating hate speech, or advocating violence against others).
viii. Don't infringe upon the rights of others (e.g., unauthorized sharing of copyrighted music or other copyrighted material, resale or other distribution of Bing maps, or photographs).
ix. Don't engage in activity that violates the privacy of others.
x. Don't help others break these rules.
b. Enforcement. If you violate these Terms, we may stop providing Services to you or we may close your Microsoft account. We may also block delivery of a communication (like email, file sharing or instant message) to or from the Services in an effort to enforce these Terms or we may remove or refuse to publish Your Content for any reason. When investigating alleged violations of these Terms, Microsoft reserves the right to review Your Content in order to resolve the issue. However, we cannot monitor the entire Services and make no attempt to do so.
c. Application to Xbox Services. Click here (https://www.xbox.com/en-US/Legal/CodeOfConduct) for more information about how this Code of Conduct applies to the Xbox online service, Xbox Game Pass, Games for Windows Live and Xbox Game Studios games, applications, services and content provided by Microsoft. Violation of the Code of Conduct through Xbox Services (defined in section 14.a.i) may result in suspensions or bans from participation in Xbox Services, including forfeiture of content licenses, Xbox Gold Membership time, and Microsoft account balances associated with the account.

 

Translation of Microsoft's Terms & Conditions

What Microsoft is telling its users "Do What BILL ahd his equally evil wife, Melinda Gates dictate you MUST DO (and believe) or WE WILL 'CANCEL' YOU (that is, SILENCE YOUR VOICE BY CANCELLING YOUR MICROSOFT OFFICE legally purchased by you SO THAT YOU CANNOT SEE EXISTING DOCUMENTS YOU CREATED IN your MICROSOFT OFFICE THUS PREVENTING YOU FROM 'WORKING FROM HOME' USING MICROSOFT TOOLS THAT YOU OWN AND THUS NEGATIVELY IMPACTING YOUR ABILITY TO EARN A LIVING, NOT JUST PREVENTING YOU FROM PUBLISHING YOUR OWN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

Here's what you can do to stop Microsoft modern-day gestapo fools from successfully silencing you and causing you to lose your livelihood and further demoralize you so that you wish you were dead:

  1. Open each of your Word documents and "Save as..." TXT files.
  2. Open your Excel spreadsheets and "Save as..." "CSV files.
  3. Open your Powerpoint Slides and capture a screenshot of each slide then save as a .PNG file.
  4. Open your Access files and export the data to generic data files.

Personally, this writer has not used Access or Powerpoint in years, so realistically there may be other ways you can save Powerpoint documents or Access data so that you do not need a Microsoft Office application to view or use your documents or data. You should prepare now by doing your own research while you still have a working copy of Microsoft Office on your computer, notepad or smart phone. It is better to be prepared for any possible future impact by having workarounds in place. Do that now, before Microsoft removes your access to their products because Microsoft perceived you "violated [their] terms of use" for such products.