Microsoft “Activation for Office” (AFO)

Microsoft announced that the “Office 2016 Activation Cards” will be retired on October 31, 2016 and replaced by “Activation for Office” (AFO).

The new AFO concept will digitally bundle the Office license to the license key of the Windows Operating System (OS) – with this now the Office license is also bound to the device, like the OS key.

End User Benefits:

  • Better experience
  • Easy activation – no manual key input, no physical card to locate before activation
  • The license is always with the device, losing the license card is no longer an issue

Note: The customer needs to have a Microsoft account (MSA).

Activation Process:

MS-AFO-Activation-Process

Microsoft Office 2016 AFO “Europe Only” may be distributed and can be activated only within the following regions: European Union or the European Free Trade Association*.

AFO Type Europe Order Number
Office Professional 2016 Europe Only S26361-F2009-E295

S26391-F2010-E296

Office Home and Business 2016 Europe Only S26361-F2009-E296

S26391-F2010-E297

Support for Fujitsu systems with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on Skylake platform

Quelle Microsoft: Link

Last updated: August 11, 2016

The following is a list of computer manufacturers (OEMs) who have identified hundreds of PC models with Intel’s 6th generation of processors, also known as Skylake. These systems will be supported on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with all applicable security updates through the respective end of support dates. It is recommended that these systems be upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as possible. For more information regarding Microsoft’s support lifecycle for Windows, please see the Support Lifecycle FAQ.

For each of the supported systems listed on the OEM pages, the OEM has committed to additional testing, regular validation of Windows Updates, and publishing drivers and firmware for Windows 10 on Windows Update which will help unlock the security and power management benefits of Windows 10 once the systems are upgraded.

Quelle Fujitsu: Link

Following is Fujitsu’s Skylake Supported Device List.

  • CELSIUS H760
  • CELSIUS J550
  • CELSIUS W550
  • CELSIUS W550power
  • CELSIUS W550power-L
  • ESPRIMO D556
  • ESPRIMO D756
  • ESPRIMO D956
  • ESPRIMO D956/LL
  • ESPRIMO P556
  • ESPRIMO P756
  • ESPRIMO P956
  • ESPRIMO P956/LL
  • ESPRIMO Q556
  • ESPRIMO Q556/D
  • ESPRIMO Q956
  • ESPRIMO X956
  • ESPRIMO X956/T
  • LIFEBOOK A556
  • LIFEBOOK A556/G
  • LIFEBOOK AH556
  • LIFEBOOK E546
  • LIFEBOOK E556
  • LIFEBOOK E736
  • LIFEBOOK E746
  • LIFEBOOK E756
  • LIFEBOOK S936
  • LIFEBOOK T726
  • LIFEBOOK T936
  • LIFEBOOK U536
  • STYLISTIC Q616
  • STYLISTIC Q736
  • STYLISTIC R726(*)

* Windows 8.1 only