The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available for download. It’s an official release, not a beta:
The 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1 delivers important customer-requested stability and performance improvements, while incorporating further enhancements to user security. This service pack also includes all of the updates released for the 2007 Office suite prior to December of 2007. You can get a more complete description of SP1, including a list of issues that were fixed, in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 936982: Description of the 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1.
I’ve installed it on two machines here and so far nothing has blown up. And my favorite OneNote bug is fixed: I can now use the wheel on my Bluetooth mouse to scroll through OneNote pages. Yea!
By the standards of most modern downloads, it’s practically svelte at 218MB. And it should be available via Microsoft Update shortly One major caveat: This service pack cannot, repeat cannot, be uninstalled. So be certain (or snap a good backup) if you’re the least bit concerned.
Note that this download applies to every member of the Office 2007 family except Project, Visio, SharePoint Designer, and the Office Language Pack, each of which has its own service pack (links are at the bottom of the main download page).