Office 2007 System now available on MSDN

MSDN Subscribers can now get their hands on Office 2007 Professional, it has just been made available.

Office Professional 2007 includes the following Microsoft Office system programs: Microsoft Office Access 2007, Microsoft Office Excel® 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook® 2007 with Business Contact Manager, Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2007, Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 and Microsoft Office Word 2007.

Additionally the following applications have been added under "Office 2007 Desktop Programs" and they include: Office Groove 2007, Office InfoPath 2007, Office OneNote 2007, Office Project 2007 and Office Visio 2007.

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Quote - pei_boy said @ #55
Can someone point me to the 'ole Help | About menu in this release? I cant find anything like it anywhere!
From Word, for example, click on the Office Globe at the top left, choose Word Options, click Resources and then finally About.

Guys this is what is confusing me...I say this matrix of offerings on MS's website, but when I download the Office Professional 2007 version off my MSDN account or a torrent site the Business Contact Manager is no where to be found. It's even listed as being included in the MSDN download, I'm stumped, any idea's?

ps sorry for the double post

Hey Dude business contact manager comes on a seperate disk.
You can only get it if you actually buy the boxed version not the digital version. If you want you can give me your email adress and i can send a personal torrent the allows you to download business contact manager from me. Me email adress is masterkadison@live.com.au

usually caused by some trailing installer registry errors.

try the windows installer cleanup util and check for any programs you thought you'd removed, especially anything office related.

otherwise uninstall any previous office, and clean up after it using the post I made earlier as a guide, then try.

Quote - Swordnyx said @ #52
Cool except I'm not going to be very happy until I get it. Hehe.

Guys this is what is confusing me...I say this matrix of offerings on MS's website, but when I download the Office Professional 2007 version off my MSDN account or a torrent site the Business Contact Manager is no where to be found. It's even listed as being included in the MSDN download, I'm stumped, any idea's?

Where is business contact manager!?!?! Please help....I can't find it in the office professional 2007. I know it says it comes with it, but I can't find how to install it or where it's can be found once the ISO for office is download from MSDN?

Quote - Kennethk said @ #51
Where is business contact manager!?!?! Please help....I can't find it in the office professional 2007. I know it says it comes with it, but I can't find how to install it or where it's can be found once the ISO for office is download from MSDN?

Hey Dude business contact manager comes on a seperate disk.
You can only get it if you actually buy the boxed version not the digital version. If you want you can give me your email adress and i can send a personal torrent the allows you to download business contact manager from me. Me email adress is masterkadison@live.com.au

God help me for asking this question, but I've seen so many different rumors out about the new activation policies Microsoft has thrown at us.

Using our company's MSDN subscription, I downloaded a copy of Visio 2007 (Office is incoming). I installed using the key provided in our MSDN listing (which apparently is also the key for Project?). After installation, I was prompted to activate. Here's where I get nervous...

Can this be installed and activated on multiple computers? If so, is there a limit to the number of computers that can be activated?

I'm at a new company and I've never been given access to an MSDN subscription before. My old place just used unlicensed software (or pirated software on really good days). I don't want to be the numbnut that biffs the subscription somehow, and I'm not really smart enough to read Microsoft's licensing language. Believe me, I tried.

So...help, please?

Thanks in advance.

Just downloaded from MSDN, but unable to install

I got office 2003 installed right now, when i run the setup of office 2007 it says

"Setup cannot continue cos a required file is either missing or curropt"

How to fix this

I messed with the first Beta and thought it was a cool interface but still pretty buggy.
The final looks incredible... the group did an AMAZING job.

I notice that every time I hop from 1 open word document to another (in compatibility mode, .doc format), Word always freezes for a while (less than a second, with hour glass icon coming out).. It is noticeable.. Is this just me, or perhaps this is due to the compatibility mode that it is using

Thanks

I started watching the torrent sites when they RTM'd both vista and office......what a mess.....fake files everywhere.
Then sunday afternoon I notied the ratio of seeds to leaches starting to even out a little more.
I still say that if MS knocked down the price a bit, they wouldn't have near the problem with piracy.

Downloaded and working great...it did ask me to activate however. Excel keeps showing an error message after I've closed it out, but other than that all the apps are working fine.

The Save As PDF is great once you download and install that converter.

Quote - GuSo said @ #36.1
Where did u find the pdf plug in?

In Word 2007:

Orb (top left corner) --> Save As --> It should say something like "get add-ins" or something like that. There will be a link in the Help file that loads up that takes you to the Microsoft page to download the PDF/XPS add-in.

Winbeta on IRC has a distro of Vista that is an AIO (all in one) version. It has both 32 bit and 64 bit versions on 1 dvd. It is set up to boot from dvd and you pick what you want. This is intended to be used as a 30 day trial and does not have a valid key for activation. There already are ways around that issue though. As for Office, yes there is a release on the torrent sites of the Enterprise version that does not require activation.

I called yesterday "bandwidth sunday" ....lol, because it was crazy on the irc network and torrent sites.

I am running Vista rtm 32 bit now and will format and try the 64 bit rtm out in a little while.

So far Vista is looking great. I just wish MS would offer the option to purchase a valid key now instead of waiting for Jan 30. I don't understand why they are making retail wait.

Is the install packadge 32bit and 64bit, or does it install 64bit version when you download the rest of the installation for Microsoft servers. 400MB seem to small for complete office 2007

Edit: Theres a x64bit folder in the ISO image

Grr, I only see a Retail version for our subscription yet.

The again, we aren't English partners so it's possible the VLK version along with the localized one will appear when these are ready. That is, they'll give us our localized Retail + VLK edition when these are done, and never the English VL version. Which isn't a problem for me really as we use the localized ones here anyway. It'd just be nice to check out early.

Office 2007 Build 12.0.4518.1014 Thats what I'm Currently Seeing Right now....My God doesn't the Installation Take forever o well it best be worth it, Beta 2 Was Murder as i couldn't get my Email Soon find out if im not happy with it its Back to Office 2003 Professional

Outlook 2007 is the same for me here. I still have terrible problems with cpu spiking and outlook freezing up.


I can't believe the would not attempt to fix this before the final release.

Lucky MSDN subscribers :P..still at the amount of money you pay to have it, you deserve to have all that stuff for free! Still Office 2k7 is pretty great, I have to look into buying it

MSDN software is not a "free retail software" rather to ms give the software but limited for development use. This means that if you use visual studio for create and sell a products then it's quite illegal rather to download it from piratebay.

For this reason MSDN is focused for a business that can paid it and for mvp free laborers of ms that have it for free.


Is Microsoft trying to kill my bandwidth bill this month!? Geez. First Vista, now Office. What else is there...

I've already got my first WTF issue with 2007.

Outlook could not create the work file. Check the temp environment available

It happens when I open up Outlook and check on any e-mail incoming message plus when I start up Word same think Word could not, etc. No problem with Publisher. Oh yeah and I can't seem to insert pictures in Word as well. Insert, find my pictures, select one, get the error can't find the picture to open.

So damn confused!

Oddly, according to the chart, Outlook is not part of Office Professional or Ultimate! It must be a mistake, though.

Oh, wait. My bad, there's another line for Outlook with the Business Contact Manager.

devHead

I think the Sharepoint Designer on MVLS is a corrupt image.

Edit: Ignore me. I was trying to mount it as I did with the rest of the Office suite. Didn't even notice it was an exe :)

Strange, it's listed on our companies licensing site for download however we've not been issued keys for it yet, we have however been issued keys for Vista...

it's on the volume licensing site as well, however it seems that depending on your geographical location MS has not authorized the download of any language version of the Office 2007 suite

Ok, sorry about being a pain on this but I have a multitude of accounts set up in Outlook 2007 TR2 and don't particularly feel like reentering them all. Is there a way to export the email accounts in Outlook 2007? Thanks!!

Just back up your Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\*.* directory before rebuilding and then paste over the top after the install - this should keep your autocomplete (%Username%.NK2) and other settings (*.OST) blah blah

Ok, I'll give it a shot. My PST files and all that live in an entirely different folder. For backup purposes I moved them to my Documents folder(Running Vista RC2). I suppose I should run my backup process before trying the upgrade anyway. Thanks!

Office 2003 had a tool in it's Start menu folders which would let you import/export your office settings (like the locations of your mail files, window settings and views etc). So you could export your settings, remove and reinstall office (say, after a reinstall of Windows) and then import all your office settings.

Can't remember if Office 2007 has this now.

No, they removed it. I think I read somewhere that they were planning on having people use the Vista settings tool. Like THAT'S a good idea or something. LOL!

If upgrading, make sure you remove (if installed) the PDF and XPS Save As beta addon and other beta products relating to Office 2007 System (mine complained about Web Expression Designer CTP being installed), otherwise you won't be able to upgrade. Setup will complain about a pre-release version of Office 2007 System installed.

Quote - TEMPNEGROQ said @ #15.1
its about 300kbs on piratebay...thats odd

Yeah, well that's what you get for using Microsoft's MSDN servers.

The MSDN servers are usually very fast, just not on big release days. Last time we got something from there, it was clearly above 1 Mbps. IMHO, MS should consider some form of torrent support to solve this problem.

Has anyone tried installing this over a B2-TR2 install? Or will I have to uninstall it? Right now the download's going rather slow so I'm guessing the word's out now.

It seems the one on the torrent sites are missing Sharepoint Designer (Frontpage), Visio, and Project. Well this is an early leak, so anything is expected....plus the key has been blacklisted already

Quote - Mad_Griffith said @ #10.2

Thanks. So I'm going to wait for the italian one.

French Spanish and Italian are on the Volume Licensing site, so it shouldn't be long before they are on MSDN/Technet

Quote - Arkos Reed said @ #10.3

French Spanish and Italian are on the Volume Licensing site, so it shouldn't be long before they are on MSDN/Technet

That's good. When will the retail version hit the shelves?

Quote - TheoCryst said @ #9.1
Lucky... my school's MSDNAA doesn't give out any version of Office at all.

Neither does mine. Anybody know how long something like Vista, for example, would show up on MSDNAA?

Mine doesn't either! Just get OneNote i think.

The beta's for Visual Studio were on MSDNAA fairly soon after they were available on MSDN, so Vista should be fairly quick (or i hope so, because i really want to give it a go as my primary OS)

Quote - mikey said @ #9.3
Mine doesn't either! Just get OneNote i think.

The beta's for Visual Studio were on MSDNAA fairly soon after they were available on MSDN, so Vista should be fairly quick (or i hope so, because i really want to give it a go as my primary OS)

Alright, thanks.

Actually, on my MSDNAA, all the more expensive Office products are there (the standalones) like InfoPath, Project, maybe FrontPage, etc, but not the actual primary CD itself.

Nice one Steven (Neobond) Downloading Now Considering iv only been downloading for 20mins and its at 13.9% completed this is a Pretty Fast Download.

Quote - bjc4ever said @ #3.4
the nfo file claims that no activation is needed because it's a VLK key

the NFO lies.

i won't bother to explain.

Quote - xxdesmus said @ #3.5

the NFO lies.

i won't bother to explain.

Fine, then don't bother, because the info clearly states its an Enterprise version, which even on the official Microsoft.com website, it says it doesn't need to be activated as it's a volume license.

Quote - xxdesmus said @ #3.5

the NFO lies.

i won't bother to explain.

I have a couple VLKs from 2 Select 6 agreements, they don't need activation at all, there's nothing to explain

Unless they changed their Office Enterprise editions, they won't even contact the activation servers.

As opposed to Windows, which still do that to confirm the VLK's aren't pirated.

It *is* possible something changed though, but Office was "special" in this sense before.


Edit: Microsoft seem to back up that Office 2007 hasn't changed and the Enterprise edition won't need activation:

Volume Activation 1.0 (VA 1.0)

Volume Activation 1.0 is the first generation of Volume License Keys (VLKs). These keys bypass product activation. The 2007 Microsoft Office system will continue to use product keys that bypass product activation.

Quote - xxdesmus said @ #3.1
Yeah I agree, I don't understand how the torrent sites had it so much earlier...

Lol your comments have been really funny past couple of days xxdesmus.

Ok ,tell me why I need to upgrade to this? Sounds like a waste of time. I'll download it later when things are slow. Right now I have some orcs to kill...