Microsoft Readies Office 2007 SP1 for December 11

When the words Service Pack 1 (SP1) are tossed around these days, everyone immediately thinks of Windows Vista. SP1 is the first service pack for Vista and aims to bring performance enhancements, bug fixes and improvements to Microsoft's anti-piracy efforts.

However, it's easy to forget that Windows Vista isn't the only major software effort that Microsoft released last November. On November 30, 2006, Microsoft also launched Office 2007 -- and it's time for Microsoft's best-selling productivity suite to get an update. Development of Office 2007 SP1 is a bit further along than Vista SP1 and Microsoft is expected to release the update to customers on Tuesday, December 11. According to Microsoft, many of the improvements found in Office 2007 SP1 are in direct response to corporate/consumer feedback.

Although Microsoft has remained tight-lipped on the exact contents of SP1, ZDNET uncovered these additions in mid-August:

  • Improved support for VSTO v3;
  • Better Object Model documentation for coding;
  • Improved support for .NET v3.5;
  • PowerPoint animated text has been upgraded;
  • Compatibility issues with previous Office file formats have been corrected;
  • Changes have been made to DirectX video overlay.

In addition to these changes, there will be other small bug fixes and security updates included to bring Office 2007 up to date. Due to concerns from corporate customers afraid of compatibility issues, SP1 will not be pushed out via Automatic Update Deployment. This will give customers a chance to test the service pack out first before automatically deploying it to all systems.

Source: DailyTech

Tags: Windows Vista

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
 
You may still be able to download your content
 
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
 
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
 
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
 
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
 
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
 
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)