You probably heard that Microsoft is going to release Office 2007 SP1 next Tuesday. That is certainly good news to those of us who are planning to deploy Office 2007 soon. However, I find it remarkable that so little is known about the new features of this service pack. Microsoft doesn’t even tell us what kind of updates will be included.
Mary Jo Foley asked Microsoft officials about this SP. She wrote:
Officials declined to speak about what’s in the pack, but said it will include performance, security and reliability enhancements.
If they told her that Service Pack 1 for Office 2007 is a service pack, we would know more or less the same. I really wonder about the purpose of this secrecy. Sometimes it seems to me that beta software from Microsoft has a higher confidential status than Iran’s atom program.