Stefan Goßner

Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Products and Technologies

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.