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