Office 2007 SP2 slated for release this month

By on April 13, 2009, 3:08 PM
Having first been mentioned last October, Microsoft has announced that the second Service Pack for Office 2007 will be offered to users via the Windows Update services by the end of the month.

Office 2007 SP2 is expected to bring some long-desired features to the suite including native support for the default file type of OpenOffice, Open Document Format (ODF) and PDF. A post on the WSUS Product Team blog also mentions improvements to Outlook’s performance and calendar reliability, significant bug fixes for charts in core Office applications, the ability for client service packs to be removed using an uninstall tool, a host of customer-requested improvements to the Office Server products, and as usual with a service pack, it will contain all previously released fixes for Office 2007 products.


Microsoft is also working on an updated Office suite, codenamed "Office 14", which is anticipated to follow the Windows 7 release at some point in 2010.




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DarkCobra said:
Well those will all be welcome additions. I know the feature I wanted will sadly NOT be there but that's OK. That would have been the option to use the Tool Ribbon or the prior system of simply putting up there the tools we mostly use and in the order we use them. I really miss that ability. Oh well.
tengeta said:
If they just compromised and made it so you could reorganize the ribbons like the top bars in your browser, but ya know how compromise with Microsoft works.Corporate: "Does it still open and make documents?"Programmer: "Well... yes"Corporate: "Then were gonna do it the EA way: upgrade the graphics and the box, and ship that sh** out.
captain828 said:
[b]Originally posted by tengeta:[/b][quote]If they just compromised and made it so you could reorganize the ribbons like the top bars in your browser, but ya know how compromise with Microsoft works.Corporate: "Does it still open and make documents?"Programmer: "Well... yes"Corporate: "Then were gonna do it the EA way: upgrade the graphics and the box, and ship that sh** out.[/quote]ROFL, so true... :)
bavon said:
Erm, while we're on the Outlook updates subject; can anyone explain why I have Outlook Express, Live Mail, Live HotMail, Outlook and LIve Messenger? I think it's because they are there, but somewhere in my dim memory I seem to remember needing each one for a particular feature as there is not one cogent whole.....
DarkCobra said:
I only use Outlook 2007 though I do have HotMail but never use it. You're asking a good question. Why would you have Outlook and Outlook Express?
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