Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 released
Posted on 29 April 2009.
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) contains previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for this service pack, in addition to general product fixes, these fixes include improvements in stability, in performance, and in security. It also contains all the public updates, security updates, cumulative updates, and hotfixes that were released through February 2009.

The service pack includes major performance enhancements for Office applications, most notably Microsoft Office Outlook, as well as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. One big benefit is SP2ís boost to interoperability ó with this release, Office supports additional built-in file formats such as PDF and ODF.

Security details
  • 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.
This service pack update is available on the Microsoft Download Center.





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