Microsoft has put on an announcement through one of its many channels that Office 2007 owners can expect Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 1 to show up in their Windows Automatic Updates sometime on or after June 16. The Office 2007 SP1 has been available since December of last year but Microsoft has been careful about forcing it into the general population of Office users.
As they had done with Office 2003, they are giving a 30 day warning/notice that the automatic update is coming. They also said that not everyone will see it at the same time since they will rolling it out a little at a time to be sure that their servers can handle the download requests.
It appears that the folks in working with releasing the Microsoft OS’s could take a few notes from the careful consideration and planning that seems to take place with those releasing the Office package updates. Microsoft had a tough time releasing both XP SP3 and Vista SP1 due to compatibility problems which caused recent delays and confusion among consumers.
Office 2007 SP1 Update