Microsoft's decision to push back the delivery date for Office 2007 may have a silver lining for some: it gives them all that much more time to try out the for-free preview, dubbed "Beta 2," before shelling out $149 to $679 for the real deal. And with Office 2007 Beta 2 still available -- Vista's test isn't -- there's still a chance to join in the fun. If fun is the word.
Office 2007 is, as nearly every reviewer has noted, a major departure from earlier editions. That alone may scare you off. Or maybe you're not easily frightened. In any case, here are five fine print particulars you should think about before putting Office 2007 through its paces.