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Microsoft announces Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 1

13 October, 2004 | Archived Post
SYDNEY, Australia, 13 October 2004

Press Release:
Microsoft Australia today announced the availability of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2004 for Mac via Microsoft AutoUpdate, a tool to automatically receive updates directly from Microsoft. Also announced today is the availability of the Microsoft AutoUpdate 1.1.1 patch that corrects the user interface and some display issues within the AutoUpdate tool itself.

New to Office 2004 for Mac, a Microsoft Error Reporting Protocol function allows customers to communicate bug data anonymously to Microsoft, enabling efficient fixes and helping to increase the overall stability of Office 2004 with SP1.

SP1 is a tested, cumulative set of security and software updates following the initial product release in May this year. Customers will be notified and may download SP1 and the AutoUpdate 1.1.1 patch via Microsoft AutoUpdate or by visiting In addition, Office 2004, Office X and 2001 users may also receive new security updates and bug fixes that are specific to their product versions.

“Customer feedback is a valuable resource and we strive to deliver the best possible experience at all times. The feedback we receive helps us determine issues to address within a Service Pack, as well as prioritise which improvements will make the most difference,” said Cynthia Kouvatas, Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Australia Home and Entertainment Division.

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About Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit
The Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft is a leading developer of software and online products for the Macintosh platform. The group comprises more than 160 full-time Mac product experts and is dedicated to creating innovative software for Mac customers worldwide. For more than 20 years, Microsoft has developed award-winning software for the Mac. Current products include Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac, a productivity suite that includes the e-mail application and personal information manager Entourage® 2004, Word 2004, Excel 2004, PowerPoint® 2004 and MSN® Messenger for Mac Version 4.0; Virtual PC for Mac Version 7; and Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac. More information about the Mac BU and Microsoft Macintosh products is available at

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