Office 2007 Downloads Top 200,000

In the first 24 hours since going live, Microsoft counted 200,000 downloads of Office 2007 Beta 2. While the company provided no estimates of how many users it expected to try the new release, Microsoft officials said they were excited by the numbers. BetaNews alone pushed over 5,500 downloads of Office 2007.

“We’re seeing a ton of interest in the 2007 Office system Beta 2," a company spokesperson told BetaNews. "200,000 downloads in the first 24 hours! We’re thrilled to see our customers are as excited as we are for this big milestone.” Not all was smooth sailing, however, as the rush to download left some users complaining about "server busy" errors and slow speeds.

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