Office 2007 SP2 Build 12.0.6416.1000 Leaked and Available for Download

Office 2007 SP2 Build 12.0.6416.1000 Leaked and Available for Download

Not big news for SharePoint fans but there is one SharePoint benefit (nevermind the fact that Office 2007 will be more stable, which is good for everyone) in the upcoming Office 2007 SP2.  Note, the build in question is not final release – I’m sharing this for information purposes only – don’t rush out and get it (or if you do, don’t blame me :).

SharePoint specific stuff is highlighted below.

According to the Office Service Pack team representative, the Office 2007 SP2 brings to the table:

For Office Desktop Programs:

  • Improved Outlook Calendaring Reliability
  • Improved Outlook Performance
  • Enabling Object Model support for Charts in PowerPoint and Word
  • Improved cryptographic functionality by supporting all cryptographic algorithms offered by the operating system
  • Improved functionality in Excel’s charting mechanism
  • Ability to ungroup SmartArt graphics (and as a result, the ability to add animations to them in PowerPoint)
  • Ability for Visio to export UML models to an XML file compliant with the XMI standard
  • Tool that enables the uninstall of Office client Service Packs

For Servers:

  • Performance and manageability improvements to variations in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) including STSADM commands for repairing links between source and target pages
  • Improvements around processing status approvals from Office Project Web Access into Office Project Professional 2007
  • Improvements to read-only content databases and index rebuild timer jobs in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

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