Check Out The New Features And Improvements In Ms Office 2007 Sp2

Check Out The New Features And Improvements In Ms Office 2007 Sp2

Microsoft has released SP2 (Service pack 2) for MS Office 2007 suite. MS Office 2007 SP2 comes with several enhancements and features to offer productive and reliable business productivity software.

Below mentioned is a list of enhancements, updates, fixes and features that are introduced in 2nd service pack for MS Office 2007.

Along with the release of MS Office 2007 SP2, Microsoft has also published KB953195 which gives you an overview of the improvements in SP2, known issues as well as behavior changes expected after installation.

MS Office 2007 SP2 for Office Desktop Programs:

  • The SP2 installation will not be slipstreamed or integrated into present MS Office setup. Instead, you will be provided with an uninstaller tool which you can use to uninstall MS Office service packs and revert back to MS Office 2007 Service pack 1 without having to reinstall MS Office.
  • SP2 comes with an improved cryptographic functionality which supports all cryptographic algorithms being offered by the OS.
  • Offers a built-in native support for saving documents as ODF (Open Document Format), XPS (XML Paper Specification), PDF (Portable Document Format)due to which you do not need to install any additional plug-ins or add-ons.
  • Possesses an ability of ungrouping SmartArt graphics.

MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Redefines the way SmartArt graphics are offered in XML code.
  • Supports additional file formats including ODF document format (.ods, .odt, odp), PICT image format.
  • Supports other third-party add-ons for opening and saving any unsupported file formats.
  • Object Model support to create charts in Word and PowerPoint.

MS Access

  • Re-include facility for exporting report form to MS Excel.

MS Excel

  • Enhanced functionality for charting
  • Ability to fix minor bugs associated with table or chart display, printing, cell lock and Euro conversion.   

MS PowerPoint

  • Facility for adding animations to SmartArt.

MS Outlook

  • Offers enhanced performance, especially while you deal with Solid state drive (SSD) and big database.
  • Superior calendaring reliability.
  • Better event reminding capability and improved calendar synchronization.

MS OneNote

  • In case you accidentally close a note, it will be auto loaded when you restart your system the next time. You may close this feature by going to “OneNote settings”.

Other Features

  • Ability of exporting UML models to XML file in compliance with XMI standard using MS Visio.

MS Office 2007 SP2 for Servers

  • Improvements in manageability and performance have been made to variations in ECM (Enterprise Content Management) including STSADM commands used to repair links between the source page and the target pages.
  • Office Project Professional of 2007 has made way for improvements concerning the web access of Office projects.
  • Additionally, Windows SharePoint Services version 3.0 has been enhanced with timer jobs of indexing rebuild, along with the improvements on contents databases with read only permissions.

How Can I Manage Browser Add-Ons With Windows XP SP2

Managing Add-ons in Internet Explorer on Windows XP SP2

Most of us install add-ons and toolbars to Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) without even knowing it – as they often come along with softwares and programs that we download. However, one fine day, you realize that your IE browser is extremely slow because of having to carry the load of many add-ons and extra features that you don’t really need.

This might even hog up on the virtual memory – resulting in freezing of the PC. This article will show you a simple way of managing the add-ons that are installed in your IE browser, so that you can retain only the ones you actually need – and discard the rest. The only thing is that this is especially for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). If you are not sure of the version you have, you can easily check it – detailed steps are given at this link.

Provided that you have Windows XP SP2, follow the instructions given below.

  1. Launch IE.
  2. Navigate to Tools -> Internet Options.
  3. In the Internet Options dialog that comes up, select the Programs tab.
  4. Click on the Manage Add-ons button to the bottom of this tab.
  5. A new window opens up that contains a list of the various add-ons that are being used by the system (categorized under separate headings in IE 8). Select an add-on that you feel you do not need, and then click on Disable.
  6. In this way, browse through the entire list of add-ons and weed out the ones you don’t need one-by-one.

At the end of the day, you will find that your IE browser has become lighter, faster, and more efficient in terms of memory usage. This simple trick will go a long way in creating a better browsing experience for you in the long run.

How To Recover / Reclaim Lost Disk Space While Insatlling Vista SP1, SP2

Chances are that you may loose a lot of space while you install Windows Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Service Pack 2 (SP2), as you’ll end up installing a lot of temp files during the process, which may not be necessary. The Windows Installer will unzip the installer files which are necessary for installation, but literally are not useful after the installing is complete.

The installers will be programmed to delete the installer files once it’s job is done, but at times the Service Packs fail to remove these temporary files. Such left over files hog up hard disk space which results in less free space in the root system.

Now there is any easy way to delete all these files. You can do so by using the System Junk Cleaner which you can download from MyDigitalLife.

Download the System Junk Cleaner zip file and extract it. The extracted zip contains a .BAT script.

Run the batch script by double clicking it and it will delete most of the unnecessary, resource hogging junk files from our system. Those who have used this script have seen recovery upto a few gigabytes of hard disk space.