Beta-1 Technical Release Build Coming Next Week
Preparing to Install 2007 Microsoft Office System Products, Beta1
We are busy making final preparations for the 2007 Microsoft
Office Beta 1 Technical Refresh (Beta1TR) release. We plan to
release this to you on BetaPlace next week and appreciate your
patience as we polish things off.
We have two goals for this release:
1. We want you to be able to validate that the fixes to
issues you've previously reported about 2007 Microsoft Office do
meet your needs.
2. We also want to provide a build of 2007 Microsoft Office
that functions on Windows Vista Feb CTP. With this build, we will
begin accepting bug and newsgroup submissions regarding the
2007 Microsoft Office Beta1TR build on Windows Vista Feb. CTP.
The Beta1TR build remains suitable for testing. However, the
quality bar has not been raised to the higher level that would be
expected for a Beta-2 release. Therefore, there may be some
areas of the product that function more effectively than before
and others areas that display new bugs or problems. Please
continue to log bugs in BetaPlace and use the newsgroups for
Beta1TR E-mail to Expect from Microsoft
When we release the Beta1TR build next week, you will receive
an e-mail from which contains the product identification keys
(PIDs) needed for installing the new 2007 Microsoft Office system
build. These product keys are the same PIDs you received
previously and which you used to install the current (11/2005)
Beta-1 build. The expiration date of the PIDs has been extended
to July 31, 2006.
Beta1TR System Requirements
We have not yet set final 2007 Microsoft Office system
requirements. We will provide full system guidelines on the
Product Downloads page of the 2007 Microsoft Office web site to
help you see optimal 2007 Microsoft Office Beta1TR performance.
There will be no upgrade from 2007 Microsoft Office Beta 1 to the
Beta1TR build. It will be necessary to uninstall previous versions
of 2007 Microsoft Office before installing 2007 Microsoft Office Beta
-1 refresh. And it will be necessary later to remove the 2007
Microsoft Office Beta-1 refresh before installing 2007 Microsoft
Office Beta 2 (this is a deviation from our previously announced
plans to allow upgrade from 2007 Microsoft Office Beta 1 to 2007
Microsoft Office Beta 2). The server products will have no upgrade
capability from the refreshed Beta-1 versions to the Beta-2
News i just recieved in my email inbox.