Have you looked into using Page Definition Queries or data frame clipping?
Using Page Definition Queries
Clipping the Data Frame
To be honest, I didn't. I'm so much used to DS Mapbook where all the Mapbook/DDP functionality is within the Mapbook dialogs, that I forgot to check others dialogs for DDP related functionality.
Thumbs up! Both the dynamic queries and the clipping functionality fullfill my needs. Especially the "exclude layers" option in the latter is very nice.
One suggestion: for easy reference it would be usefull to see the Definition Query and the Page Definition Query in one dialog (instead of a subdialog for the Page Definition).
Will install beta2 ASAP and continue testing DDP