Tech giant Microsoft on Friday released Service Pack 2 for Office For Mac 2011. The new update features a whole number of bug fixes, alongside a few notable and – altogether welcome – features.
Taking to the Official Office Blog to announce the software update, the firm highlighted that their top priority for this particular release was Outlook.
To that end, Service Pack 2 includes three specific updates to the mail client. These include; improved sync performance with Exchange server, performance improvements while deleting multiple items and the ability to display email message content, and send email in an evermore efficient manner.
Also new in this release improved IMAP account sync and database functionality.
New capabilities of the software include:
- Scheduling resources in the calendar,
- Distribution list expansion,
- Day number display in the calendar.
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have also received updates bringing with them “improved performance” with “additional modest improvements.”
For example, we updated PowerPoint to take advantage of full screen view in Lion, and we improved grammar checkers for Italian and German languages. We also made it easier to work with Office documents on SkyDrive and addressed several smaller issues in response to your feedback.