It’s nice when things happen as expected.
Five No Brainer Reasons to Install SP2 (When you are ready!!!)
1. Performance Reliability/Stability Fixes
2. Browser support for IE 8 and improvements in tier 2 browsers (Firefox)
3. Reliability improvements in Indexing and Index Corpus
4. Security Improvements
5. New STSADM Commands including some to fix corruption and relationships (orphaning)
BONUS! Pre Upgrade Checker! – 960577 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960577/ ) List of all Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Server Pre-Upgrade Checker knowledge base articles. This WILL Be required for the next version. I use to LOVE Prescan with the previous version, you can guess this is going to be very HOT on my list and will add value even waaaay before you’re ready to upgrade to fix consistency issues and identify areas that will be challenges to upgrade. (AWESOME INSIGHT!)
WOW there’s a TON of SP2 information. Soooo much!!! You can find a choose your own adventure in reading these docs. I’ve pulled out what I think are the most relevant, but you’ll likely find many I didn’t find in my initial pass.
READ IT ALL and Test Test Test!!!
By the way, I’m sure the SharePoint Team blog will have some similar information to this blog. Be sure to visit http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint some time later today.
Information on Service Pack 2 (Most of this information is in the KBs, but just want to lay this out so it’s easy to understand.
NOTE: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is required for 2007 Microsoft Office servers SP2.
968173 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968173/ ) Known issues that you may experience when you install the 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 2 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2
968170 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968170/ ) List of all 2007 Office system Service Pack 2 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 packages
970359 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970359/ ) Technical details about the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (S)
970358 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970358/ ) Technical details about the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 2 (S)
945013 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945013/ ) How to deploy the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 1 and Office Server Language Pack 2007 Service Pack 1
What is fixed! Thanks PFE’s for these Lists!
WSS Specific Download Locations
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=79BADA82-C13F-44C1-BDC1-D0447337051B Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Language Pack Service Pack 2 (x86)
MOSS Specific download locations are here:
2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 2 (x86)
Office Suite (Client) and it’s language packs:
List of Fixes