Office 2007 Beta Available to the Public

Office 2007 beta 2 is available to the public. After you register for the download, you have the option to select which Office 2007 products you wish to download. The site was pretty buggy the first days the downloads were available, but it seems to have stabilized now. I downloaded Office Professional Plus which includes all the familiar client applications, Outlook, SharePoint Designer, SharePoint Server, and Forms Server. It probably took about two hours total over cable.

You can download the Office 2007 beta 2 from the Office preview site. Click Get the Beta and follow the directions.

Windows SharePoint Server version 3 beta 2 is bundled with SharePoint Server 2007. If you want to download and install just WSS version 3 without installing SharePoint Server 2007, you can download it from the SharePoint Team blog.