While we liked the look of the Excel 2007 beta 1, finding basic functions at first bewildered us. How do we delete a pair of rows? Selecting two rows and hitting the Delete key didn't do the trick. Should we look in the Sheet, Page Layout, or Formulas tab of the Ribbon? Answer, found in a minute via the Help menu: use the Sheet tab. We expect many users to feel frustrated initially by the steep learning curve demanded by Microsoft's ambitious upgrade.
Read our preview of Microsoft Office 12.0 pre-Beta 1.