Want to take the new Office 2007 for a spin to see what’s new but don’t want to actually install it? Microsoft has made Office 2007 available through a remote server login (Citrix client, I think). All you have to do is visit this page using IE 6.
When I first went to the site, it said that there was an 18 minute wait to get online, but I got in within 5 minutes.
First time I tried Outlook 2007, it started to load and then I got this (click to enlarge):
Okay…it’s a beta.
After that, it didn’t crash again. I really like the new calendar/task views. I also like Word’s format-on-the-fly menus and I didn’t find the ribbon difficult to navigate at all.
I can’t think of using the beta fulltime until I’m sure that it will sync with my PDA, but it’s a nice tease and a good way to learn your way around the applications before you have to worry about really using it.