What do we have here? A service pack release so soon, and that too by Microsoft! Today, Microsoft released Office 2008 SP1 for Macs. This is one of the fastest turnarounds for a Service Pack. Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac released in January, and here we have the first Service Pack right after four months. That’s impressive. Office 2007 for Windows didn’t got any Service Pack for nearly an year after it’s first release.
What’s more impressive are the timings of the VBA (Visual Basic support!) announcements. A week ago Open Office 3.0 Beta was rolled out, which included some early stages of VBA support. Microsoft released this Service Pack just in case, it feared that people would starting looking for Open Source instead of Offfice, because of VBA. May be that’s not the case. Just a thought.