Microsoft Office 2007 (Free 60-Day Trial)
At a Glance
Note: This software has been discontinued by the vendor. You can download a trial of a more recent version at PCWorld's review of Microsoft Office 2010.
We found Microsoft Office 2007 to be a worthy upgrade with a great, new interface and a powerful new file format called Open XML. However, it will take you a while to get used to the new suite and not all applications are upgraded equally. Plus, users of the older versions of Office (and that's mostly everyone for now) will need a freely downloadable compatibility pack to work with your new 2007 files.
For more information, take a look at our in-depth complete Microsoft Office 2007 review.
The download link below will take you to the Microsoft Office Online Web site so you can download one of the free 60-day trials. These aren't Microsoft's normal browser-based demos (called Test Drives) but fully functional software programs that you can try out for 60 days. After that period, the software will become crippled; you won't be able to create, save, or print files. You can try out four versions of the 2007 Office suite--Home and Student, Standard, Small Business, and Professional. You can also try out seven 2007 programs--such as Groove, OneNote, and Publisher--on their own. Internet activation is required.