Contents tagged with Office 2007

  • Important update about Exchange 2010 Personal Archives support in Outlook 2007

    Posted by sumeethevans on February 2 2011, 7:14 AM. Posted in Exchange, Office 2007.

    Quick post to inform you that we've found an issue in Exchange 2010 Personal Archives support for Outlook 2007 in the December 2010 Cumulative Update for Office 2007, which may result in users being unable to access their archive mailbox.

    Our friends in the Outlook team have been working hard to fix this. The fix has been checked-in in the February 2011 Cumulative Update for Office 2007, which will be available later this month. As with all updates, we recommend that you test them in a non-production environment before deploying them in production. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    Exchange Team blog

  • Microsoft releases update that enables Exchange 2010 Archive access for Outlook 2007

    Posted by sumeethevans on December 16 2010, 5:41 AM. Posted in Exchange, Office 2007.

    Today, Microsoft released a cumulative update for Outlook 2007 that provides access to Exchange 2010's Archive mailbox. A long awaited feature, Outlook 2007 users previously had to rely on Outlook Web Access to access their archive. Some organizations have held off deploying Exchange's archive feature because they had Outlook 2007 deployed. Now, the wait is over.

    Hotfix 2458611 is now available for the download for the x86 platform. Among the features that will become available to Outlook 2007 users are:

    1. Accessing messages in the archive
    2. Moving messages into the archive
    3. Accessing the archive of a manager when granted delegate access

    There are some known limitations when compared to Outlook 2010 and the archive. Among them are the lack of support for archive policies and the ability to search independently of the mailbox and archive.

    For more information on Exchange 2010's personal archive feature, see:

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  • The official blog of the Micorosft Office 2010

    Posted by vasudev on May 11 2009, 11:33 PM. Posted in Office 2007, Office 2010.

    The Microsoft Office 2010 IT Blog

    Kicking it off - 

    "This blog is being created by the Office team to help our IT professionals and enthusiasts get a better idea of what we are building with Office 2010 and discuss the key issues that matter to you.  We are all incredibly excited to start talking about the new version of Office and hope you will participate here."

    (Source URL is the Blog Link)

  • The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2)

    Posted by sumeethevans on April 29 2009, 4:44 AM. Posted in Office 2007.

    The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides customers with the latest updates to the 2007 Office suite (the products that are affected by this update are listed below). This download includes two types of fixes:
    • Previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for this service pack.
      • In addition to general product fixes, this includes improvements in stability, performance, and security.
      • You can find out more information in Knowledge Base Article 953195, where product-specific changes are described.
    • All of the Public Updates, Security Updates, Cumulative Updates, and Hotfixes released through February 2009.
    Before installing this service pack, you are strongly encouraged to read 953195, which describes some big improvements introduced by SP2, and also calls out some important information that you should be aware of before installing.

    Download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b444bf18-79ea-46c6-8a81-9db49b4ab6e5 

  • Office Service Pack 2 A Significant Stability, Performance and Interoperability Upgrade

    Posted by sumeethevans on April 28 2009, 9:11 PM. Posted in Office 2007.

    As part of its efforts to continually improve its products and make them more useful for customers, Microsoft periodically releases update packages known as “service packs.” Service packs deliver product updates and selected enhancements, without the complete overhaul of releasing a new version.

    Today the availability of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the 2007 Microsoft Office system was announced. 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 SP2’s boost to interoperability — with this release, Office supports additional built-in file formats such as PDF and ODF.

    PressPass talked with Jane Liles, group program manager, Office Sustained Engineering, to discuss what customers can expect from Service Pack 2, how the improvements will provide added value, and how Microsoft is increasing its commitment to interoperability.

    PressPass: Why should someone download this service pack for Office 2007?

    Liles: This release builds on customer feedback and offers enhanced stability for Outlook, calendaring reliability, and many more improvements to applications that run on both PCs and servers. Microsoft has also been working hard to build interoperability into its products across the board, and so Office now also includes additional file-format support, which makes it much easier for customers to work with different file formats in the same application.

    PressPass: What are the main improvements that customers will notice with SP2?

    Liles: Users should notice the improved performance and stability of Outlook, better charting functionality in Excel, and more control over the appearance of SmartArt graphics.

    On the server side, IT professionals will notice several enhancements to the security and performance of SharePoint Server 2007, including support for read-only content databases, improvements to forms-based authentication, and an STSADM command-line utility that enables administrators to scan sites that use the variations feature for errors. SharePoint Server will also feature better support for newer versions of the Firefox browser.

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  • The 2007 Office System Service Pack 2 coming to WSUS in April

    Posted by bink on April 10 2009, 7:37 PM. Posted in Office 2007.

    Service Pack 2 for the 2007 Office System will be made available to Windows Server Update Services in April, classified as a service pack. 

    Service Pack 2 includes some significant work, including: built-in ability to save as ODF & PDF formats, improvements to Outlook’s performance and calendar reliability, significant bug fixes for charts in core Office applications, the ability for client service packs to be removed using an uninstall tool, and a host of customer-requested improvements to the Office Server products. 

     

    It is also a rollup of all fixes that have previously been released for Office 2007 products.  Additional information will be posted to the Office Sustaining Engineering blog later this month.

  • Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Leaked on Torrent

    Posted by bink on April 2 2009, 3:41 PM. Posted in Office 2007.

    Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) KB number of KB953195 is said to be leaked from china.

    The leaked Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 will upgrade installed Microsoft Office 2007 to version 12.0.6416.1000, comparing with Microsoft Office 2007 SP1 which has the build version of 12.0.6331.5000.

    Its still unsure whether this actual Final Office 2007 Service Pack 2 build or release candidate or a beta software, EULA ID (EULAID) has the word beta in it: 012.0_B2TR_PRE.0_BTA_EN.

     

    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

    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.”
  • Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Release Notes

    Posted by bink on January 27 2009, 3:33 PM. Posted in Office 2007.

    Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Release Notes for server, clients, and devices.These documents contain important information that you should know before you deploy and use Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and clients.
     
    These documents contain important information that you should know before you deploy and use Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Office Communications Server 2007 R2 clients. The following files are available for download:
    • Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Release Notes (Office_Communications_Server_2007_R2_Relnotes.htm)
    • Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Release Notes (Office_Communicator_2007_R2_Relnotes.htm)
    • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Attendant Release Notes (Office_Communications_Server_2007_R2_Attendant_Relnotes.htm)
    • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Release Notes (Office_Communications_Server_2007_R2_Group_Chat_Relnotes.htm)
    • Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Phone Edition Release Notes (Office_Communicator_2007_R2_Phone_Edition_Relnotes.htm) Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Windows Mobile Release Notes (Office_Communicator_Mobile_for_Windows_Mobile_Relnotes.htm)

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  • Office 14 to be named Microsoft Office System 2009?

    Posted by bink on January 8 2009, 10:24 PM. Posted in Office 2007.

    Microsoft enthusiast and blogger Stephen Chapman has spotted what appears to be an internal software roadmap from Microsoft. The roadmap reveals a milestone of year end 2009 but the dates aren't very clear:In the roadmap you can see that Office 14 is clearly identified as Microsoft Office System 2009.

     

    Bink: I dont think so, we might get Office 14 released this year but it will  not be named Office 2009, it will be named Office 2010.

    Or maybe.... Office 7 !! I mean it is possible as long as marketing likes it. Office 95 and Office XP came out with Windows 95 / Windows XP, now lets have Windows 7 with Office 7 [<:o)].

    They never used 7 with before and as for version number? Microsoft marketing does not bother, Windows 7 is Windows 6.1 in binary version, so Office 14 binary named Office 7 seems fine too.

    Yeah, let's hope for Office 7! [;)]

     

     

  • Announcing Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the 2007 Microsoft Office System

    Posted by sumeethevans on October 23 2008, 4:20 AM. Posted in Office 2007.

    We’re pleased to announce that Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the 2007 Microsoft Office system is expected to be released in the near future.  Although we aren’t yet announcing the exact release date, it will fall between February and April of 2009.

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    Historically, we have waited to communicate details about service packs until their release (or very shortly before).  As we communicated with SP3 for Office 2003 and SP1 for the 2007 Office System, we will be taking steps to increase transparency and visibility into the Office servicing model at the request of our customers.  To that end, we would like to start sharing some details into what will be included in SP2 for the 2007 Office system.  This is by no means an exhaustive list of everything included in this service pack and we will share more details prior to the final release, but we want to start communicating to customers what they should be aware of at a high level. 

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    To be fair, this is not the first time we have talked about SP2.  Several months ago, we announced that we’ll be further demonstrating our increased commitment to interoperability by including support for Open Document Format (ODF), XML Paper Specification (XPS), and Portable Document Format (PDF) in SP2.  In addition to those file format additions, some other highlights that you’ll find in SP2 include:

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    For Office Desktop Programs:

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

    For Servers:

    ·         Performance and manageability improvements to variations in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) including STSADM commands for repairing links between source and target pages<o:p></o:p>·         Improvements around processing status approvals from Office Project Web Access into Office Project Professional 2007<o:p></o:p>

    ·         Improvements to read-only content databases and index rebuild timer jobs in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

     

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  • Microsoft Unveils Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2

    Posted by sumeethevans on October 15 2008, 4:50 AM. Posted in Office 2007.

    Today, Microsoft debuted Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 (R2), an update to the award-winning Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. Microsoft representatives demonstrated the new release for the first time before an audience of telecom and IT professionals at the VoiceCon tradeshow in Amsterdam. Customers will be able to purchase the release, currently in private beta testing, beginning in February 2009.

    Office Communications Server 2007 R2 delivers important new functionality that extends software-powered voice, particularly for remote and mobile workers; provides on-premise audioconferencing to help reduce operational costs; and introduces new developer advances, including the ability to build communications-enabled business processes. These enhancements will improve business communications through a unified infrastructure and user experience.

    “Office Communications Server 2007 R2, debuting just one year after the Microsoft unified communications launch, highlights the pace of innovation that is possible with software,” said Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft Business Division at Microsoft. “This new release puts Microsoft on a rapid path to deliver voice software that does much more than a network private branch exchange (PBX) and with much less cost.”

    Customers worldwide are embracing Microsoft’s unified communications platform, which streamlines communications by combining e-mail, instant messaging, conferencing and voice communications onto a single, unified platform.

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  • Chart Advisor from Office Labs

    Posted by vasudev on August 26 2008, 7:39 AM. Posted in Office 2007.

     Chart Advisor is a prototype Excel2007 Add-In from the Office Labs that appears as a button on the Insert ribbon next to the standard charting tools.  It attempts to automate the process of chart generation by using an advanced rules engine to scan your data for properties that inherently make good charts.  It will generate some charts, rank them, and display the set as thumbnails in a new dialog.  From this dialog you can manipulate the charts by changing how the data is mapped and filter out data from the chart.............Download At Source