Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh

Microsoft release their Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh which is probably one of the last public updates that we’ll see before it gets to RC or gold status.

I want to say that Microsoft has broken quite a lot of features that I use on a daily basis. First and foremost, the ability to choose what font you see when you read any and all RSS feeds has been broken. Prior to the technical refresh, I had all of my RSS feed fonts set to Verdana, size 9 via Microsoft Word. Now even with the change in Microsoft Word, it does not take over in the RSS feeds like it has in the past builds. I’m very disappointed and some of you may think of this as petty but to me, it’s something that they broke without any word or any reason. This is what also saddens me. There is no way for a regular joe blow like myself to let them know hey, this feature was great, why don’t you leave it instead of breaking it or removing it?

The only way you can get to tell them this and actually have them listen is to become a beta tester. We all know how hard that can be. It’s next to impossible unless you actually got chosen a million years ago when Office 97 first came out.