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Son Goku 05-24-06 12:48 AM

Office 2007 beta is out
 
I still haven't gotten the download, or admitted into the Vista beta. However, today via email/newsletter they sent out notice that Office 2k7 beta is out, and gave a link to sign up for it.

Anyhow, I was provided with a download URL to the binary after signing up, and also an authorization code/product keys. Naturally, I won't be publishing them, as I doubt the product keys and what not are supposed to be transferred; but thought I'd let people know it's out there now...

crainger 05-24-06 12:55 AM

Re: Office 2007 beta is out
 
Anyone else unable to Activate? I'm guessing their servers must be busy or down for maintenence.

CrazyIvan 05-24-06 02:52 AM

Re: Office 2007 beta is out
 
I already made a thread that the Beta is out.
http://nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=70614

Quote:

Originally Posted by Son Goku
I still haven't gotten the download, or admitted into the Vista beta. However, today via email/newsletter they sent out notice that Office 2k7 beta is out, and gave a link to sign up for it.

Anyhow, I was provided with a download URL to the binary after signing up, and also an authorization code/product keys. Naturally, I won't be publishing them, as I doubt the product keys and what not are supposed to be transferred; but thought I'd let people know it's out there now...

It's an open beta, everyone will get the same key. Link

Quote:

Originally Posted by crainger
Anyone else unable to Activate? I'm guessing their servers must be busy or down for maintenence.

I activated it a couple of minutes ago just fine.

Son Goku 05-24-06 03:27 AM

Re: Office 2007 beta is out
 
Yeah, I'm unable to activate... I keep getting "unable to connect to Internet". Nope, no proxy (beyond my web blocking proxy, which doesn't require authentication, and yeah I set IE to go straight out to the Internet), even disabled Windows firewall temporarlily, and no dice. All the other suggestions they gave, from adding it to the trusted zone, enabling Active X scripting in the trusted zone (which IE 7 had disabled by default), and whatever did nothing...

I'm thinking there might be a problem with it going through the version of IE 7 beta I have, but unknown... Now might be time to upgrade to the official beta release (from the one that came out just before, with earlier build number) just in case.

CrazyIvan 05-24-06 03:43 AM

Re: Office 2007 beta is out
 
I must be invisible.

crainger 05-24-06 03:57 AM

Re: Office 2007 beta is out
 
OK from what I'm reading on the MS Newsgroups a few people have been able to activate, but the MS servers have been hammered since the beta was released and it seems they are down for now. Most can't even download the betas themselves.

Hope its all fixed before my 40 something startups disappear.

Oh cheers to CrazyIvan who did post first. Its just this thread was the only one I saw in my frantic unable-to-activate state.

Son Goku 05-24-06 04:01 AM

Re: Office 2007 beta is out
 
I had been trying to get it to activate, rebooting, whatever... If the problem is their servers, hopefully it will sort out.

Well, in any case, getting the lattest IE 7 beta is the most I can do to update things at my end, as I was previously using beta 2 preview... Beyond that, not much more that can be done here...

crainger 05-24-06 04:32 AM

Re: Office 2007 beta is out
 
I'm running the current build of IE beta 2. So its unlikely that will help, but hey it'll fill in time until they sort themselves out.

Other than that what are people thoughts on 2007? I'm liking it so far, especially Outlook. Just wish my work lappy was widescreen to better acommodate the new side bar. Word looks pretty cool to. I imagine it will take me awhile to get used to the new interface.

Son Goku 05-24-06 05:14 AM

Re: Office 2007 beta is out
 
The new interface will take awhile. I had Office 2k at home (though used Office 2k3 at school). The differences between those 2 versions were minimal compared to this. Also wasn't expected that the document extention would change to .docx now... Should make things really interesting if one ends up needing to view a file over a floppy on a DOS box, but then again with things in XP and headed toward Vista DOS is hardly in consideration...

Outlook I might take a look at with my Gmail account, but am not certain yet about transfering my main mail accounts over however. Just in case things go belly up. Well you know, any pre-release software it's always a possibility to be aware of... Doesn't mean it will happen however...

Riptide 05-24-06 09:59 AM

Re: Office 2007 beta is out
 
Do these betas expire?

CrazyIvan 05-24-06 10:22 AM

Re: Office 2007 beta is out
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Riptide
Do these betas expire?

in 180 Days.

ENU291 05-24-06 10:34 AM

Re: Office 2007 beta is out
 
Problems activating here as well.


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