Seems a lot of people are scratching their heads at Micrsoft’s move to charge $1.50 per download on the Office Beta. They’re wondering (besides money I guess) what the rationale behind this move is. It’s really quite simple.
In the universe there must be balance. With the charge for the Office download, Microsoft is offsetting the cost of making the MSDN Library downloads now free. With darkness there is light. With Office there is MSDN.
Pretty clear to me ;)