July 2008 Update Release

On Tuesday, July 8th, 2008, Office released two critical non-security updates to Outlook and two updates to the Outlook Junk Email Filter. The Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (KB953432) consolidates hotfixes to address several issues, including an issue that prevents users from opening certain JPEG attachments after installing the MS08-015 security update. The Update…


June 2008 Update Release

On Tuesday, June 10th, 2008, Office released Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB951476). Microsoft will not release an update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter for this June.  We are committed to releasing high quality public updates and will continue releasing updates to the junk email filters for both…


May 2008 Update Release

On Tuesday, May 13th, 2008, Office released 10 security updates across 2 bulletins. The security updates apply to Microsoft Office Word 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, Word Viewer, the 2007 Microsoft Office System and the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, and Publisher 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2007. For complete details, see “Microsoft Security Updates for May 2008”…


Office 2007 SP1 releasing to Automatic Update

As we noted when we released Office 2003 Service Pack 3 via Microsoft Update (MU), we are committed to providing at least 30 days notice before making Office service packs available via Microsoft Update automatic distribution (for Vista and XP).  Today, we are giving notice that SP1 for  the 2007 Microsoft Office System will begin…


Updates to Office 2003 include changes made in Office 2003 Service Pack 3

As you may know, Office 2003 Service Pack 3 contains some changes to the behavior of Office. For example, certain file types cannot be opened or saved by default, although you can re-enable this functionality by setting registry keys as described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article and on David LeBlanc’s blog. A common question…


April 2008 Update Release

Today Office released 6 security updates across 2 bulletins, along with 3 non-security updates. The security updates apply to Microsoft Office Project 2000, 2002, and 2003, and Visio 2002, 2003, and 2007. For complete details, see “Microsoft Security Updates for April 2008” for home users and “Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2008” for advanced…


Introduction

Welcome to the Microsoft Office Sustained Engineering team blog! We’re the team behind Office hotfixes, security updates, and service packs. We’ll use this blog to talk about the updates we release. Some of the things we’ll cover: ·         Announcements of released and upcoming updates ·         Deployment guidance – how to distribute and install the updates…