Di che cosa, direte voi… E' stato annunciato il rilascio del service pack 2 di Microsoft Office System, in altri termini per tutte le Office applications, per SharePoint (WSS e MOSS), per Project Server e dintorni.

Oltre all'annunciato supporto per l'interoperabilità di formato (ODF, XPS e PFD), ecco i principali elementi di novità:

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

For 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

In questo momento l'SP2 è in Beta, e diversi di noi hanno ricevuto nei giorni scorsi l'invito per la partecipazione attraverso i canali di Connect.