Mac Downloads from Microsoft: Office 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Article by George Norman
On 21 Jul 2009
People using Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac will be interested to know that the Redmond-based software developer has announced the release of the second service pack for the productivity suite. Office 2008 SP2 (Service Pack 2), which was released by the Redmond-based company at the start of the week, weighs in at 297MB and is meant to provide improved stability and performance to the productivity suite.

“This update contains several improvements to enhance stability and performance. It introduces a new application called the Microsoft Document Connection, to work with files that are located on a SharePoint site or Microsoft Office Live Workspace. This update also includes new features, such as path animations and animated .GIFs, in Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for Mac. Also, this update is the minimum Office for Mac requirement for installing Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac, Web Services Edition,” explained Microsoft.


The SP2 update applies to these software products: Office 2008, Office 2008 Home and Student Edition, Office 2008 Special Media Edition, Word 2008, Excel 2008, PowerPoint 2008, Entourage 2008. And it comes in these versions: Danish (Dansk), German (Deutsch), English, Spanish (Español), French (Français), Italian (Italiano), Japanese, Dutch (Nederlands), Norwegian (Norske), Finnish (Suomi) and Swedish (Svenska).

Senior Product Manager for MacBU with Microsoft, Mike Tedesco, commented on the occasion: “There’s never been a better time to try Office 2008 for Mac — with SP2 we are not only delivering on top customer requests midcycle, but also taking a first step in bringing Microsoft software plus services to Mac users. This connection unlocks the door for Mac users to Microsoft services for easier collaboration and file sharing with colleagues, customers and classmates.”

If you would like to download Office 2008 for Mac SP2, you can do so straight from Microsoft here.
A trial version of Office 2008 for Mac SP2 is available here.
A detailed look at all the improvements Office 2008 for Mac SP2 comes with is available here.

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