MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 Service Pack 2 has been officially announced

The Office Service Pack team officially anounced the upcoming Service Pack 2 for the Office 2007 suite including MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0.

The expected release date will be between February and April of 2009.

Here are some of the expected highlights for the SharePoint Area provided by the SharePoint Technical Product Managers:

  • Improved Read-only Content Databases
    Whenever a content database is marked read-only, all of the site collections in that database are automatically marked as read-only. 

  • ECM Performance and Manageability Improvements
    Improved performance and manageability in variations, including STSADM commands for repairing links between source and target pages.

  • Improved Index Rebuild Timer Jobs
    SharePoint content databases running in SQL Server 2005 will undergo an automatic index rebuild, which helps stop defragmentation, and stop the database from degrading in performance.

  • Upgrade Checker
    This will scan your SharePoint farm in advance of applying SP2 and will provide feedback on the environments readiness to upgrade.

Information for customers who have not yet applied Service Pack 1: Based on the support lifecycle page support for systems without Service Pack 1 will end on January 13th 2009.

Customers who still have systems without SP1 should start evaluating and installing Service Pack 1 asap to ensure that theirs systems are in a supported state after January 13th.

Comments (16)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Stefan Goßner hat in seinem Blog dazu einige Details beschrieben.

  2. Pooja says:

    Positively waiting for Service Pack 2. We hope it will fix all the issues mentioned in  Thanks.

  3. David Marshall says:

    WI’m trying to find out if this update include support for usage of ASP.NET AJAX within a SharePoint Web site?

  4. Hi David,

    support for ASP.NET AJAX has been added to SharePoint with SP1 already one year ago.

    See here:



  5. Matt in Edmonton says:

    Any news about SP2?  The last real update was in October and they were targeting Feb-April.

    Since it’s March now… I’m wondering if anybody knows about a more definitive date.

  6. Hi Matt,

    the timeframe still applies.



  7. Xanadu says:

    Mr. Gossner,

    it would be nice if we could already do some research work with information from the "Upgrade Checker".


  8. John says:

    Hi Stefan,

    Do you have any reference to what will be included in MOSS sp2? Specifically I’m looking for info regarding fixes/improvement to content deployment, but other updates are of course of interest.

    …and any news regarding the sp2 release date?

    thanks & regards,

  9. Hi John,

    this information will be made available when SP2 is released.



  10. Xanadu says:


    Is SP2 still scheduled to be released this month?



  11. Hi Xanadu,

    yes the plan is to release it this month.



  12. premdesai says:

    Is  sharepoint sp2 buith with FEB cumulative update?

  13. SP2 will contain all fixes of the February CU.

  14. Stephan Reitz says:


    still no Service Pack 2, is that right?

    Does it contain the Infrastructure Update from last year or "just" the cumulative updates?

    Kind regards


  15. 28th is not yet over. It actually just started in the US.

    SP2 will also contain all fixes released so far. Including IU and CUs.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Stefan Goßner hat in seinem Blog dazu einige Details beschrieben.

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