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Microsoft Makes MSDN Library free, Charges Buck Fifty for Office 2007 Beta

Ray OzzieMicrosoft Developers, rejoice - offline version of MSDN Library (encyclopedia of MS Developers), which was previously available only to premium MSDN subscribers, is now free to download for anyone at the Microsoft Website.

The current download is the May 2006 Edition but all future editions of MSDN Library will also be available for free. [source, download link]

On the flip side, Microsoft has decided to start charging users $1.50 per download of the beta version of Microsoft Office 2007 to "offset bandwidth costs".

Though it for the first time that Microsoft is charging users to download trial or beta software, it fill probably reduce the download numbers. [source, download link]