Sharepoint (Office Systems) SP2 beta is out to selected users.

The SP2 for Office Systems 2007 was announced not long ago. Today I got positive confirmation that some MVP, and other select users, already is beta testing the upcomming SP. The official word is that it will be availiable sometime between Febuary and April. However given the circumstances that selected users already have been given a beta I would be very supprised if it wouldn’t be a more generally availiable SP this side of new year. But just guessing here.. =)

 Some of the better improvements is:

  • Better support for XPS, and PDF
  • Performance and manageability improvements to variations in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) including STSADM commands for repairing links between source and target pages
  • Improvements around processing status approvals from Office Project Web Access into Office Project Professional 2007
  • Improvements to read-only content databases and index rebuild timer jobs in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Also; the team will also release a Upgrade Advisor which will help you to make sure that your system is ready for SP2 and list all additional task needed to be perfomed. No more guessing (or reading a lot) as with SP1. =) Will update blog as soon as I have more information.