MS Office Beta Notes

This is a side-blog where I intend to keep all of my notes from Beta testing new versions of Office. This will keep them all in one place for future reference. I started this with Office 2003, and am bringing it back for the 2007 version. This is not an official Microsoft site, this is just the ramblings of one IT guy.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Patch Tuesday

Because of the issues Microsoft seems to be having with the update servers, it was Thursday before I got my Patch Tuesday patches for my laptop. Included in the various patches were some patches for Office 2003, which I have installed (except for Outlook) alongside my beta 2007 install. Lo and behold, after installing the patches and restarting, I opened a spreadsheet that I needed to enter some information in and it opened in Excel 2003. Apparently the patches reset my defaults. I had to go open a 2007 application and wait about 10 minutes for a configuration wizard to run before things got back to normal.

So, don't be surprised after getting patched if you need to run this configuration when first opening any 2007 applications.

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