With the much-anticipated release of Office System 2007 SP2, we now have just about all of the details of what will be included in the release. You can read the full post here.

Here are some of the more notable updates/fixes:

  • Office will now edit and save in PDF format without any additional add-ins. You’ll still need Adobe Reader to read the files.
  • Office will now edit, save and open the OpenDocument formats (.odt, .ods, .odp). We should also have the option to save to ODF files by default instead of MS Office formats.
  • Supports Vista SP2, Server 2008 SP2, Server 2003 R2, Windows 7, and IE8
  • STSADM command added to check to see if the farm can be upgraded
  • Offers better support for Firefox, which will hopefully address formatting issues when viewing SharePoint sites through other browsers.
  • Better rendering for Excel Services in all browsers including Firefox and easier to configure web parts
  • Decreased page load times for forms running on Forms Server
  • More informative and user-friendly KB article that also brings back the availability of the spreadsheet changelog that details all fixes included

Check back at the link above on the 28th to get the full scoop of what’s been included in Office System SP2.