Microsoft releases Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 2

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 2 (SP2) was released today. This midcycle free update is designed to improve speed, stability and compatibility.

SP2 delivers highly requested features throughout the suite as well as a new tool, Document Connection for Mac, that helps improve access and browsing to documents on SharePoint Products and Technologies and Microsoft Office Live Workspace.

Highlights of the release

  • Two new highly requested features in Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for Mac:
  • Custom Path Animation adds the ability to author motion-path animations. Users previously could only play back motion paths.
  • Default Theme lets users define their default theme, including fonts, color scheme and slide layouts.
  • Increased speed in Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac (launch and scroll times) as well as Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac with features such as calculation performance.
  • File Access — When, Where and How Users Want It

Users can download SP2 for free today at 10 a.m.

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