Microsoft Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) coming soon!

Microsoft has announced the 3rd (and likely final) Service Pack release for Office 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007.

Service Pack 3 contains a roll-up of all 2007 Cumulative and Public Updates since Service Pack 2 for both Office client suites and applications as well as SharePoint Servers, in addition to some new fixes for issues discovered during the lifecycle of SP2.

SP3 will include changes in the following areas:
– Office Client 2007 Suites
– Office SharePoint 2007 Servers
– Office SharePoint Search Server 2007
– Office SharePoint Designer 2007
– Office Project 2007
– Office Visio 2007
– Office Proofing tools 2007
– Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook 2007
– Office InterConnect 2007
– Office Compatibility Pack
– PowerPoint Viewer
– Visio Viewer
– Office Servers Language Pack
– Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
– Office Access Runtime and Data Connectivity Components

According to the Microsoft Office Sustained Engineering & Release Team;

We are offering this release in preparation for the April 2012 end of mainstream support for the 2007 client and server products. The October 2011 release provides a 6-month window to test and deploy the release prior to exiting mainstream support.

Upgrading to Office 2010 is also an option for those who are still using Office 2007. Office 2010 will remain in mainstream support until 2015, and this path provides a much better option for those looking to upgrade from Office 2003 prior to its end of life, scheduled for April 2014.

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4 responses to this post.

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  2. Any idea what “soon” means except October? … Sounds like 1 or 2 weeks for me!?

    Andreas

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  3. Posted by S. Glick on October 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    MS update shows SP3 as available, but cannot find as separate download. Why not?

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