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Old 05-24-06, 02:35 PM   #13
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You know, come to think of it, activated or not, if it expires in 180 days, they might not bother with a 40 use limit or whatever. At least, I'm not finding anything to suggest "you only have x number uses left". It's already limited.

Well within 180 days, the next beta should be released or something, and then we can install from there. I rather doubt they'd make beta 2 open, but then close up RC1, leaving people unable to access their files that were stored in the new file formats until the product goes retail.

If a lot of peeps are having problems activating, and they're aware of it, I can almost gaurentee another beta will be out there also. Naturally, once the product ships, they don't want their paying customers to be unable to activate, then... Well true, there will be the phone option by then
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Old 05-24-06, 03:34 PM   #14
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Well that sorta sucks. Sure I highly doubt I'll be sticking with Vista B2 for longer than 180 days but it's always lame to have your OS sitting there ready to go boom on you like a ticking time bomb.
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Old 05-24-06, 03:36 PM   #15
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Mine's not activating either...it gives me an error about thier activation service being down or something like that.

But I love what I've seen so far. I really like the way they've redone the menu system with the tabs at the top. And I'd have to say my favorite feature is (in Word anyways) if you highlight some text and move the cursor to the right of what you've highlighted, the little menu pops up and you can change text style stuff right there. There are so many little things I love.

And in excel, they've gotten rid of the terrible graph colours!!! Now you have options to make really nice looking graphs!!

And apparently this beta expires in February 2007...
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Old 05-24-06, 04:53 PM   #16
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OK, it just activated now. So I'm gathering that whole "can't find connection to the internet" bit, though it was implicating the client, was really a server glitch. Others caught with this, might try activating now.

And speaking of colors, the color combos they picked for this program (which incidently are rather similar to those used on this forum) aren't hard/displeasing, or whatever on the eyes. But yeah, there are a lot of features it looks like they've added, which will take some time to even begin to go through...
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Old 05-24-06, 05:39 PM   #17
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OK, it just activated now. So I'm gathering that whole "can't find connection to the internet" bit, though it was implicating the client, was really a server glitch. Others caught with this, might try activating now.

And speaking of colors, the color combos they picked for this program (which incidently are rather similar to those used on this forum) aren't hard/displeasing, or whatever on the eyes. But yeah, there are a lot of features it looks like they've added, which will take some time to even begin to go through...
Yeah, the colour combo that it uses by default is blue but you can change it to the "vista scheme" which is blacks and greys. I like it a lot. The blue is nice too though.

I'll have to try activating it when I get home..if only this day of work would b e over. 20 minutes and counting
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Old 05-24-06, 05:39 PM   #18
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Yep. I'm activated too.

Anyone had any probs getting it running on another PC? Using the same key?
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Old 05-24-06, 05:41 PM   #19
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I'll have to try activating it when I get home..if only this day of work would b e over. 20 minutes and counting
I have 7hrs and 30 mins and counting

Atleast most of it today is building PCs so thats actually fun
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Old 05-24-06, 08:27 PM   #20
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If the same key is being used in all cases, then I'm not sure they'll restrict that yet. However, the date will come somewhere before release that they'll probably restrict things down, after knowing it will activate OK. Not sure how they'll do that and keep it an open beta, but it's a test that would need to be done nonetheless...

I'm not sure about the black and grays (somehow the blues seem nicer tbh), but I s'pose that even in Vista there will be a user preference setting for all of this.
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Old 05-24-06, 10:39 PM   #21
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Interestingly enough, I've heard the key that they give out for the beta test works on all versions of Office! Better get in while it still works...
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Old 05-25-06, 01:20 AM   #22
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Even funnier still, was that the MSDN keys seemed universal to all Microsoft software that was released at the time, regardless of whether it was distributed under MSDN or not.

However, and as an aside, probably when Office 2007 gets released retail, I doubt these keys will work. And as to older versions, my Office 2k that used to require phone activation stopped doing so after the product was more then 3 or 4 years old, or so. Not sure what the state will be with Office 2k3 however after a lot of time has ellapsed. I guess after awhile (at least looking at my Office 2k distro), they cease to care...
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Hey is anyone having a problem viewing the body of an email with Outlook 2007? All I see on emails I have recieved after the upgrade is the subject line of the email. Is there some new option I am missing that is preventing me from seeing the entire email message?
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Old 05-25-06, 03:45 PM   #24
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Does it provide you with a link "click here to view entire message"? I know in OE one can set it to not display emails by default (for security reasons, as well some emails can contain nasty-ware). But in those cases it does allow one to individually select the viewing of each one.

Perhaps I should look at Outlook 2007. Not sure if this got set to on by default, or if something else is going on...
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