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Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (sp2) Download

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Microsoft this week released Office 2007 Service Pack 2 for both their Office Products and Server products which they are advertising as providing new bug fixes and improving stability and performance.  I can’t think of a reason why you wouldn’t want to go grab these installs immediately and get them installed however before you run out and grab it, you should keep a few things in mind. 

 

  1. The SP2 update appears to make significant changes in the PST and OST data structures improving performance (Disk IO) and efficiency.  So keep in mind the FIRST time you open Outlook after the upgrade you should expect the upgrade process to take anywhere from 2 minutes to 2 hours depending on the size and number of your PST and OST files.
    1. More information on the PST/OST changes can be found here: KB968413
  2. Because the PST and OST process could take HOURS, Microsoft recommends you perform the upgrade END OF DAY and then open Outlook before you go home.
  3. Significant Stability improvements which previously caused Outlook to become unresponsive.
  4. Search Reliability improvements when used with Windows Desktop Search 4.
  5. Many Calendar improvements are included with Office 2007 SP2 which help with Dupe copies of meetings, disappearing meetings and meetings that have been removed from the organizer but still appear on attendee calendars.  Much groovy goodness here!
  6. POP Mail and IMAP changes which improve the experience for users.  Downloading message bodies for iMAP for instance no longer stops Outlook from responding.  That’s a good thing I’m going to guess.  POP also appears to be optimized to download the newest e-mail first.
  7. RSS – Fewer DUPE items
  8. Outlook Start Time improved by 2X.
  9. Shutdown time should be faster as it no longer waits for external references to be released.
  10. A full workbook is available for download which includes all issues fixed by the SP2 release – Download the 2007 Office Service Pack 2 Changes.xlsx package now

 

Service Pack 2 will update the following:

  • Microsoft® Office Basic 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Enterprise 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Professional 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Professional Plus 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Small Business 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Small Business Management 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Standard 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Ultimate 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Access® 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007
  • Microsoft® Office InfoPath® 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007
  • Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Publisher® 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft® Office OneNote® 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Groove® 2007

 

 

Service Pack 2 will update the following:

  • Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Project Server 2007
  • Microsoft® Office Forms Server 2007
  • Microsoft® Search Server 2008
  • Microsoft® Search Server 2008 Express
  • Microsoft® Office Groove® Server 2007, 64-Bit Edition

 

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2 Responses to Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (sp2) Download

  1. shockersh May 6, 2009 at 8:11 am #

    Thanks for the FYI. Here’s what I dug up in the KB Article:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968774

    Outlook 2007 SP2 Improvements for Issues: Duplicate copies of a meeting
    Organizers have a different meeting version than attendees
    Disappearing meetings
    Reappearing meetings (usually exceptions)
    Meetings that are removed from the organizer but still remain on attendee calendars
    Changes to a meeting cannot be saved
    Mailbox Delegate synchronization issues
    Receive a reminder for a dismissed meeting
    Receive a reminder for a cancelled meeting
    Meeting updates do not appear to mailbox delegates correctly
    Outlook data file check occurs too frequently
    Startup/Shutdown slow performance
    Folder view/search performance improvement across large mailboxes and PSTs
    Faster indexing and lower disk I/O activity required
    Outlook.exe becomes unresponsive and does not close
    User updates during Outlook synchronization are unreliable
    Moving large amounts of data causes long pause and high CPU
    Offline Address Book download performance improvement
    Outlook pauses or becomes unresponsive accessing multiple mailboxes
    Outlook pauses or becomes unresponsive clicking a hyperlink
    Outlook pauses or becomes unresponsive opening an attachment
    Outlook pauses or becomes unresponsive moving mail to PST
    Attendee is not removed from an updated meeting invite
    Folder switching becomes slow and performance decreases
    Multiple RSS feeds crash Outlook or cause slow performance

    Office 2007 SP2 Security Improvements
    Fixes certain scenarios in which documents in trusted locations were treated as non-trusted.
    Improves several cryptographic or encryption scenarios.
    Provides a method to ignore time stamping expiration.
    Provides better security warnings when a certificate is revoked.
    An updated password algorithm that is in sync with the document ISO requirements.
    Provides an ISO-OOXML-compliant password verifier for Excel, for PowerPoint, and for Word.
    Enables smarter AVAPI blocking for encrypted macros.

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