Microsoft today issued updates for both Office 2004 for Mac and Office 2008 for Mac that addresses security vulnerabilities, and improves stability and performance. These updates are labeled as “critical” and Microsoft recommends them be installed “immediately”. Office for Mac users can update their software via Office Auto Update or from Microsoft Mactopia downloads site.
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.2 Update addresses security vulnerabilities and improves performance and reliability for Word, Excel, and Entourage. Word gets significantly faster launch times, Excel gets performance improvements for working with large datasets, and Entourage has improved stability when using Microsoft Sync Services.
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.1 Update addresses security vulnerabilities, and fixes Word 2004 stability issue when opening documents containing numbered lists. Entourage 2004 gets the updated Japanese postal codes.
Microsoft’s update support pages provide additional information and detail these improvements.