Posts Tagged ‘update’

Office 2007 Revolutions: Microsoft Releases Service Pack 2 for Office 2007

April 29th, 2009 No comments

werdMicrosoft has release Service Pack 2 for Office 2007. From the support KB article, this release contains:

Read the release notes for the full goss – a small cap:

  1. Because we relied on experts of each product to write the text belw, the phrasing throughout the table is not 100% consistent.  Some of the text simply describes a problem that was fixed by SP2, while other text describes the problem and the new behavior after installing SP2.  When reading the list below, please keep in mind that, despite the individual phrasing of each description, all of the issues listed should be fixed in SP2.
  2. In addition to the fixes listed below, SP2 contains additional changes which are less visible, but improve various aspects of the product.  This includes reducing the number of crashes, improving security, and fixing other issues that were deemed to be too specific to include in this list.

And grab from the Microsoft download page (99.3Mb)

As always, make sure you slipstream the SP2 into your existing Office 2007 distro for reinstalls later.

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Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 & .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Released!

August 12th, 2008 No comments

Finally after a long wait Microsoft have just RTM’d Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 weighing in at a hefty 851Mb (ISO). The update also includes fixes for .NET Framework 3.5, which brings some cool new features to the table.

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 delivers:

  • Improved WPF designers
  • SQL Server 2008 support
  • ADO.NET Entity Designer
  • Visual Basic and Visual C++ components and tools (including an MFC-based Office 2007 style ‘Ribbon’)
  • Visual Studio Team System Team Foundation Server (TFS) addresses customer feedback on version control usability and performance, email integration with work item tracking and full support for hosting on SQL Server 2008
  • Richer JavaScript support, enhanced AJAX and data tools, and Web site deployment improvements

The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 delivers:

  • Performance increases between 20-45% for WPF-based applications – without having to change any code
  • WCF improvements that give developers more control over the way they access data and services
  • Streamlined installation experience for client applications
  • Improvements in the area of data platform, such as the ADO.NET Entity Framework, ADO.NET Data Services and support for SQL Server 2008’s new features

This effectively means the previous workaround for those who couldnt wait for SQL Server 2008 installation is redundant now that you can download a copy the final release!!! Yay for us!

If your like me and got down and dirty with pre-releases you’ll have to use the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2008 Hotfix Cleanup Utility first followed by the VS2008 Preparation Tool and try the installation.

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