Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) was released on December 11, 2007. This comes roughly a year after the release of Office 2007 to businesses — but earlier than the Q1 of 2008 date that Microsoft predicted for Office SP1.
The Microsoft Office 2007 SP1 contains significant security, stability, and performance improvements. It also makes the server components of Office fully compatible with the forthcoming Windows Server 2008 update.
"These enhancements span the software applications and servers that home and office workers use each day and will make the 2007 Office system an even more robust and effective productivity tool," Office product manager Reed Shaffner said in a feature posted to Microsoft's Web site. "In essence, SP1 targets the issues that customers told us mattered to them most."
Microsoft says the download is available now. Customers can also order a CD with the update.
Are you using Microsoft Office 2007 at the moment? Are there any features that you actually use in Office 2007 that are not present in Office 2003?
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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.