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Today we’re pleased to announce the 3rd (and likely final) Service Pack release for Office 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007. We are targeting a release date within Calendar Q4 2011. As we approach the date we will have more to share on exact timing.
We are offering this release in preparation for the April October 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. (note: the correction is due to an error in the support date that was fixed on the product support lifecycle web page. The correct date is October).
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.
For those of you hoping to test SP3 prior to its deployment, we will continue or standard practice with Service Pack releases. Initially SP3 will be offered through the Microsoft Download Center as a manual download, through Microsoft Update as an Optional update. No earlier than 90 days after release, we will convert SP3 to an Automatic Update for our 2007 customers.
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.
For each of these products, if you are current with Automatic Updates for Office 2007, you have already installed most of the changes in the release. SP3 is much smaller than 2007 SP1, SP2 or the recently released 2010 SP1. We will provide documentation detailing the changes and the affected packages on TechNet.
The deployment experience should be straightforward. Unlike 2010 SP1, we will not be asking customers to deploy the accompanying Cumulative Update at the same time. Our deployment guidance for 2007 servers remains consistent with the guidance we have provided in the past. Office Client deployment for SP3 will also remain consistent with prior guidance.
SP3 will include changes in the following areas:
Office Client 2007 SuitesOffice SharePoint 2007 Servers Office SharePoint Search Server 2007Office SharePoint Designer 2007Office Project 2007Office Visio 2007Office Proofing tools 2007Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook 2007Office InterConnect 2007Office Compatibility Pack PowerPoint ViewerVisio ViewerOffice Servers Language PackWindows SharePoint Services 3.0Office Access Runtime and Data Connectivity Components
We are pleased to announce the availability of Service Pack 3 (SP3) for our 2007 family of products.
This service pack contains all the Cumulative Updates and Public Updates for Office 2007 that have shipped since SP2 for both the Office client suites and applications, and the SharePoint server applications. The Project Server updates are included along with the SharePoint updates in the Office Servers SP3 updates. SP3 also contains additional new fixes which are described here. For a list of changes for each product, please refer to their individual KBs. The KB Articles referenced below will be updated throughout the day to include the live links to the published articles.
Starting today, SP3 is available from the Download center. The Downloads Table below provides links to the new packages for SP3. If you have installed all Office Automatic Updates, you will also see SP3 available as a manual download from Microsoft Update. After a 90 day period, SP3 will be offered as an automatic update through Microsoft Update.
Our deployment guidance for 2007 servers remains consistent with the guidance we have provided in the past. Office Client deployment for SP3 will also remain consistent with prior guidance. You can read more information in our previous post here.
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 3 (SP3) and Microsoft Office Language Pack 2007 SP3
Suite: 32-bit ; LPK: 32-bit
2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 3 (SP3) and 2007 Microsoft Office servers Language Pack (SP3)
Server Suite: 32-bit; LPK: 32-bit ; Server Suite: 64-bit; LPK: 64-bit
Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and of Office SharePoint Designer Language Pack 2007 SP3
SharePoint Designer: 32-bit; LPK: 32bit
Office Project 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and of Office Project Language Pack 2007 SP3
Project: 32-bit; Project LPK: 32-bit
Office Visio 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and of Office Visio Language Pack 2007 SP3
Visio: 32-bit; Visio LPK: 32-bit
Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Microsoft Office Language Interface Pack 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Excel Viewer 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Microsoft Office InterConnect 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Microsoft Office Access Runtime and Data Connectivity Components 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Language Pack SP3
WSS 3.0: 32-bit; LPK: 32-bit ; WSS 3.0: 64-bit; LPK: 64-bit
Microsoft Expression Web 3 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and of Microsoft Expression Web Language Pack SP3
Expression Web : 32-bit; LPK: 32-bit
Known issues that you may experience when you install the 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 3 (SP3) and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP3
List of all 2007 Office system Service Pack 3 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 3 packages
Technical details about the 2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 3 (SP3) releases
Technical details about the 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Service Pack 3 (SP3) releases
Technical details about the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) releases
Today's is a small month with two updates being release for the Outlook Junk email Filter.
The Update now live and available for download.
Outlook Junk Email Filters for Office 2003 and 2007.
During the release of Office 2010 Service Pack 1 we found that if you had an Office install with multiple languages only the English version would be updated. On October 17th we rolled out the fix that would detect multiple languages on the same machine thus updating all languages to Sp1.
What does this mean if you’ve installed Sp1? If you have Sp1 installed and go to Microsoft Update you may see Sp1 listed again ready for download. This will happen if you have multiple languages installed of Office 2010.
For the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) admins you will see Office 2010 Sp1 offered in the Windows Admin console ready for approval.
There are no file/binary updates with this change only a detection on the Microsoft Update service. We now target the other languages installed on the machine.
We will be updating KB2510690 with this information.