The move to charge customers for the download is a part of an effort to recover some of the costs associated with the delivering the productivity suite to so many customers.
"In just the past two months since its launch, more than 3 million people have downloaded the 2007 Microsoft Office system beta 2. Given how dramatically the beta 2 downloads have exceeded our goals, we have made the business decision to implement a cost-recovery measure for downloading the beta," said a company representative in an email to CIO Magazine.
Microsoft asks users $1.50 to download Office 2007 Beta 2
Posted on Tuesday, Aug 01 2006 @ 01:39 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck