Office 2008 SP1 Update (12.1.0) released

Microsoft released Office 2008 SP1 Update (12.1.0) today just four months after its initial release and a little over a month since its Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.0.1 update. This is a major release and includes nearly 50 bug fixes and improvements for Entourage. This update is available through AutoUpdate or you can download from Mactopia.

Although service packs (SP = “service pack”) may sometimes include new features, such as Office 2004 SP2 (11.2.0) . . .

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Workaround when Updater fails

Are you having problems where the Office 2008 12.0.1 update installer fails with an alert saying there was nothing to update? One user on the microsoft.public.mac.office newsgroup offered this solution:

Launch the updater Drag the installer to your desktop. Eject the virtual disk. Run the updater from the installer on your desktop. . . .

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Dutch 12.0.1 patch to fix rules

The Dutch 12.0.1 patch is now updated at Microsoft download site. If you are using 12.0.0. version, download 12.1 upgrade patch. Restart after installing and run Repair Permissions.

The crash problem with rules shouldn’t appear anymore.

New installer for 12.0.1

MacBu released a new installer for the Office 2008 Update 12.0.1 today. This is not new Office bits to be installed, but the installer itself that was changed. This change was a result of problems experienced by some Office 2008 users having a failed update to 12.0.1. If you are one of the unfortunate few that had problems, this patch is for you. If you were able to successfully update to 12.0.1 then you do . . .

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Color me confused over updates

Confusion is rampant over (1) updating the AutoUpdater (MAU), (2) the updater for Office 2008 12.0.1 not showing up in the MAU, and (3) Entourage still showing as 12.0.0 after updating.

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AutoUpdate to 12.0.1 Confusion

The update for Office to 12.0.1 is not available through the AutoUpdate at this time. Currently, the only place to get it is from MacTopia.

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Office for Mac 2008 12.0.1 Update

It’s Super Update Tuesday! Office for Mac 2008 receives it first update. You must have updated your AutoUpdater (MAU) to 2.1.1 in order to download or be notified. I suggest downloading the 12.0.1 Update standalone updater from Mactopia. Users seem to have better success from using the standalone updater.

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[ANN] 12.0.1 targeted for release March 11

MacBU announced today on the MacMojo Blog that the Office 2008 update, 12.0.1, which contains fixes for high-priority issues has a targeted release date of March 11th, 2008.

Mac BU is also pushing back the release of the final Open XML File Format Converter Update to Office 2004 for Mac. The Office 2004 Open XML File Format Converter Update will now be available to customers in the first half of 2008 as a download from . . .

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