Its the first milestone in our journey to ship this product - beta 1 was released to the Rapid Deployment Programme today. [:D] This is a significant stage in the development of the products and its great that we are running to schedule nicely.Having used it now on my live machine for a couple of days it is pretty stable and much more complete than DF4. It is a bit slower than Office 2003 at the moment but that is to be expected as nothing has been optimised yet. Features I'm finding I'm using a lot are: Search feature in outlook, tasks in outlook, the floatie is great, filtering in Excel, powerpoint IGX is cool. I really like the ribbon and have adjusted to it immediately. I also like the clean, spacious layout of the read mode in Word which I find I am using a lot. I really love the preview pane in Outlook where you can view attachments as well now - seems to save a lot of time if you just want to have a quick skim of a doc someone emails you.This is a private beta release for a limited number of customers and partners at this stage. The beta 2 will be out in the spring and will be widely available. If you are using it, post your comments about what features you find yourself relying on now.