Like everything Microsoft, downloading and applying updates and patches are the key to keeping your computer running efficiently. Today, we are focusing on Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2.
It has been more than a year (December 2007) since Microsoft has released a single service pack to keep computers up-to-date without having to download a bunch of little patches. This significantly reduces deployment times for any oganization. Furthermore, while most service packs are just a compilation of previous released patches and fixes (through February 2009), Office 2007 SP2 will also include feature enhancements and performance enhancements. Will the PDF support mean the end of downloading Acrobat Reader? We’ll see…
End of April 2009.
Changes, Fixes, Patches, Enhancements:
- Support for Open Document Format (ODF), XML Paper Specification (XPS) and Portable Document Format (PDF).
- Improved Outlook Calendaring reliability.
- Improved Outlook performance.
- Enabling Object Model support for Charts in Microsoft Ofice PowerPoint 2007 and Microsoft Office Word 2007.
- Improved cryptographic functionality by supporting all cryptographic algorithms offered by the operating system.
- Improved functionality in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 charting mechanism.
- Ability to ungroup SmartArt graphics (and as a result, the ability to add animations to them in PowerPoint 2007).
- Ability for Visio 2007 to export UML models to an XML file compliant with the XMI standard.
- Tool that enables the uninstallation of Office client Service Packs
Where can you get it?