Microsoft issues Office 2007 beta refresh, last stage before launch

Microsoft has today released a Beta 2 technical refresh for the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

Microsoft has today released a Beta 2 technical refresh for the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

The company said the technical refresh results from customer feedback to the current beta and will provide modifications such as improved performance, better product integration and improved collaboration tools, as well as general “fit and finish” changes. 

The refresh will be made available to all existing Beta 2 users via a public patch from www.microsoft.com/office/preview and an e-mail will be sent to all registered users of the beta technology.

Microsoft said the refresh was “the final external product milestone leading to the Office 2007 release to market”. 

The final product is expected to be shipped to large businesses by the end of this year. A general release in expected in January 2007.

Microsoft said feedback from more than 3.5m beta users would make Office 2007 “the most solid version of Office ever released”. 

 

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