Sunday, May 28, 2006

Bahaa Beih's Blog: One way around slow download of Office 2007 Beta

Microsoft has released Office 2007 Beta 2 to the world. The Office team decided to use a brand new method of distributing the code. As almost could have been predicted (by anyone who knows ITIL), the release proces has been very poor - loads of server time outs, .NET exceptions, mails that were supposed to have PIDs were pid-less, issues with activation, etc. Hardly much of an example of how to use Microsoft technology well. But one enterpring blooger has saved us from a lot of hassle - see Bahaa Beih's blog Bahaa here for quick download and PIDs for Office 2007. Thanks Bahaa - this page saved me some time today! And the keys are the same as mine!