This update contains improvements to stability and security. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code.
Improvements that are included in the update
The Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.7 Update includes the following improvements.
Improvements for Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac
- Stability is improved
This update fixes issues that cause Excel to crash or close unexpectedly sometimes when you try to start an Excel application.
Improvements for Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac
- Reliability is improved when Entourage connects to Microsoft Exchange servers
This update fixes the following issues:
- When Entourage authenticates with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 by using the Kerberos protocol, it does not detect expired credentials and does not renew tickets for these credentials.
- Entourage sometimes creates duplicate items in the Exchange 2007 mailbox.
Previously released improvements that are included in this update
This update includes all the improvements that were released in all previous Office 2008 updates. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.1 Update 956344
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.2 Update 958267
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.3 Update 960401
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.5 Update 968694
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.7 Update 971822
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.9 Update 973254
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.0 Update 974170
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.1 Update 976828
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.3 Update 980839
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.4 Update 2028864
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.5 Update2284162
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.6 Update
For more information about the improvements in the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.4 Update, visit the following Microsoft website:
Before you install the Office 2008 12.2.7 Update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X 10.4.9 (Tiger) or a later version of the Mac OS X operating system.
To verify that the computer meets this prerequisite, click About This Mac
on the Apple
Additionally, you must install Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.0 Update before you install Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.7 Update.
To verify that an update is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
- On the Go menu, click Applications.
- Open the Microsoft Office 2008 folder, and then open any Office program. (These steps use Microsoft Word as an example.)
- On the Word menu, click About Word.
- In the About Word dialog box, examine the version number next to Latest Installed Update.
How to obtain the update
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:Download the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.7 Update package now.
Release Date: October 12, 2010
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
For a complete list of the files that this update adds or changes, double-click the update installer, and then click Show Files
on the File
- The Office 2008 12.2.7 Update is also available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is a program that automatically keeps Microsoft software up to date.
To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program, and then click Check for Updates on the Help menu.
For more information about resources for Office 2008 for Mac, visit the following Microsoft website:
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