Microsoft was due to release an update to their latest Office 2008 suite this month. I have found my overall experience with Office 2008 to be good, but it is almost as slow as 2004, and has some bugs with Leopard features like Spaces. Today, Microsoft released version 12.0.1 – an update that should have popped up in Microsoft AutoUpdate – if it hasn’t, you can download it here. The update applies to Office 2008, Office 2008 Home and Student Edition, Office 2008 Special Media Edition, Word 2008, Excel 2008, PowerPoint 2008 and Entourage 2008.
This 114MB download “fixes critical issues in Office 2008, including issues that might cause Office 2008 applications to stop responding or quit unexpectedly” according to Microsoft.