Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 2 updates – Download available later today

Office 2008 for Mac SP2 Microsoft has announced Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 2 which will bring better performance, compatibility and reliability to the product based on feedback from partners and customers.

Office 2008 for Mac SP2 will ship with a new tool called Document Collaboration Companion to allow direct access to documents through Office Live Workspace. Here’s the feature list from LiveSide:

  • Integrated (offline/local) access to Office Live Workspace and SharePoint Websites
  • Document upload
  • Document check-out/in
  • SharePoint Workspace and Doc Library access & browsing
  • An independent application with File Menu integration

Some of the improvements in Service Pack 2 are:

  • Custom Path Animation adds the ability to author motion-path animations. Users previously could only play back motion paths.
  • Default Theme lets users define their default theme, including fonts, color scheme and slide layouts.
  • Increased speed in Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac (launch and scroll times) as well as Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac with features such as calculation performance.

You can check out the full press release on Microsoft PressPass.

Office 2008 for Mac SP2 will be available for download here at 10 a.m. PDT. If you don’t have Office 2008 for Mac, you can download a trial here.

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