Microsoft Lets Users Test Drive Office 2007 Online
 

If you don’t want to download and install the free Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 then you can take it for a test drive online. Microsoft has setup a complete simulation environment that lets you completely test each of their Office 2007 products:

  • Microsoft Office Access 2007
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2007
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager
  • Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2007
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Microsoft Office Visio 2007
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services
  • Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 (should be available soon)
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007




The testing environment is currently very busy and you will probably have to wait in line if you want to give it a shot. There was no wait time when I accessed it the first time but when I went back it was a 17 minute delay. I am sure that the service will continue to get busy as more and more people find out about this, so go and “stand” in line now if you want to try it! Oh yeah, it requires Internet Explorer (surprise surprise) since it has to install an ActiveX plug-in.

Thanks Jason!