Schwieb Random blatherings

August 28, 2009

On being less spacey

Filed under: All,MacBU — Schwieb @ 9:43 pm

One of the issues I’ve heard customers mention often about Office 2008 is that it doesn’t play well with the Spaces feature that Apple introduced in Mac OS X 10.5. I wrote a long post explaining the issues (almost a year ago! yikes!) and noted that the root of the problem lay in the implementation of Spaces itself in the OS.

I’m very happy to note that with the release of Snow Leopard (aka Mac OS X 10.6) today, Apple has made significant improvements to the Spaces architecture and Office 2008 SP2 now participates quite nicely with the Spaces feature! We worked with a number of people at Apple to identify the set of issues involved and had some interesting back-and-forth discussions on what changes needed to be made where.

So, if you’ve been avoiding using either Office 2008 or Spaces because the two don’t mix well, you can now have the best of both worlds by installing Snow Leopard.

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