Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Contains Major Improvements
The massive Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 updates improve features and performance of Office client applications, server applications and SharePoint. They also add new features like ODF and PDF support.Microsoft April 28 released a series of service packs for Office 2007, the Office Server Products and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Office 2007 Service Pack 2 itself covers the client suite. The service packs, of course, consolidate the many security and lesser updates since the last service pack, but many feature upgrades and performance improvements are specified in this service pack.
The most notable change is the ability of Office applications to save as PDF, which was previously available from Microsoft as a separate download.
- SP2 adds the ability to open, edit and save documents in Version 1.1 of the OpenDocument Format for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. ODF is the document format standard used by OpenOffice.org, Sun's StarOffice and a number of other programs
- Performance and print fidelity of graphics improved in some cases
- Support built in for Internet Explorer 8, Windows Vista SP2 (just released), Windows Server 2008 SP2 (also just released), Windows 7 (in beta) and Windows Server R2 (also in beta)
- Import/export improvements
- Outlook performance and reliability improvements