Office 2007 SP3 available for download

I read last night that the latest (and last) service pack for Office 2007 was out. After googling this morning I found it way too hard to find the ‘actual’ download for the damned thing, so I’m presenting the results of my efforts here for easy finding…

List of all 2007 Office system SP3, 2007 Office servers SP3, and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP3 packages: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2591018

And the real download for the Office 2007 SP3 is here (351 MB)

PowerShell 2 for XP, Server 2003, Vista and Server 2008 is available!

Microsoft are calling it the “Windows Management Framework” but in reality this is PowerShell 2.0 and it’s now available for download: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968929

If you install over the top of PowerShell 1.0 on XP the startmenu link will go but you’ll be left with the documentation links. So it might be better to uninstall 1 then install 2. Not sure yet.
Part of this is the new ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment) too and it’s wonderfully good. Just go start, run, then type: powershell_ise

Note: it supports only XP SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Vista SP1+, and Server 2008 SP2.
Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 have PowerShell 2 built-in of course.

Update on 7th Sep 2012: If you want PowerShell 3 click here

Exchange 2007 SP2 has been released

And so to the insignificant clash of tiny mouse sized symbols Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 has finally been released: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID;=4c4bd2a3-5e50-42b0-8bbb-2cc9afe3216a

According to a little very sketchy investigation I’ve done there’s a schema change and support for PowerShell 2 – in fact they are recommending it! According to this blog post (link) PowerShell 2 is already in Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, and sure enough if you run powershell and type $psversiontable and that proves it 🙂
[yes i’ve been running Win7 Enterprise x64 RTM for the last 2 weeks, hehe]

Vista SP2 and Server 2008 SP2 release date announced via TechNet moderator comment!

Vista SP2 and Server 2008 SP2 will be released on 26th May 2009 via Microsoft’s Download Centre and through Windows Update. Then on 30th June 2009 it will appear on automatic updates.

This info comes directly from TechNet – a moderator has responded to a request for info at the bottom of the SP2 Notable Changes page, found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335036.aspx. In so doing he has officially revealed the release dates!

(Trackback to Mary-Jo Foley’s blog)

New version of Adobe Digital Editions (1.7)

Adobe have recently (2nd Feb 2009) released a new version of Digital Editions, this one is version 1.7, and they have finally made available a version that they ‘support’ for installing by administrators.

Here are some links…
Install on a single client (web installer)
Acquire the stand-alone installer the way they want you to (you need an Adobe account)

New sysprep.exe (deploy.cab) for Server 2003 SP2

Here’s the deploy.cab file that you need for Server 2003 SP2 (kb926028): x86 / x64

Personally I couldn’t get the download to run properly on my Vista box (didn’t actually try very hard) so I ran it from an admin console with the /x switch.
It extracts some rubbish into a folder along with the deploy.cab that you want.

[Update 2011-06-15: Links refreshed]