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June 2008 Update Release

June 2008 Update Release

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On Tuesday, June 10th, 2008, Office released Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB951476). Microsoft will not release an update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter for this June.  We are committed to releasing high quality public updates and will continue releasing updates to the junk email filters for both Outlook 2003 and 2007 in July.

 

Updates to Office 2007 Service Pack 1 to address WSUS language filtering issue

On Tuesday, June 10th 2008, Office released revisions to The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1).  These revisions correct a problem on Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) where some language-specific content of the service pack may fail to download.   Subsequent client installs from the WSUS server do not result in an installation failure, although the clients are not completely updated.

 

The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite (and the service pack) is composed of global and language-specific components.  “Global” updates are updates apply to all installations of a 2007 Microsoft Office product regardless of language, while “language-specific” updates apply only to components in a particular language. Most 2007 Microsoft Office products include language-specific components from multiple languages. For example, a customer with English Office 2007 Professional needs updates that are global, updates that are English-specific, and updates that apply to other languages such as French and Spanish. With the release of WSUS 3.0, WSUS administrators are required to select a default language filter setting (e.g. “English”) as opposed to “All languages” as the default setting.  In our example, this means that the French and Spanish updates, by default, will not be downloaded to the WSUS server.

 

The revisions ensure that each service pack update is marked with the appropriate language filter settings such that the entire Service Pack is downloaded for any given language.  WSUS administrators should approve the revision and then re-deploy the service pack to their clients. 

 

More background on the issue can be found in the following KB article:  2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 causes a request for approval in Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) administration approval screen again

 

Note:  No Service Pack files or patches have been modified.

 

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