Microsoft today released updates for both Office 2008 (12.1.5) and Office 2004 (11.5.3). The updates provide a number of security, stability, and performance-related fixes.
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.5 Update weighs in at 103.6 MB and addresses security vulnerabilities and increases stability and reliability throughout the suite of Office applications. The update also provides specific performance improvements for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage. A full list of improvements is included on Microsoft's update description page.
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.3 Update weighs in at 15.1 MB and addresses stability issues when opening and closing documents in Word and Excel. The update also provides updated time zone information for Entourage. Microsoft's update description page details these improvements and provides additional information about the update.
Finally, Microsoft released Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.0.2, which fixes security vulnerabilities in Microsoft's conversion software that enables Office 2004 and v. X to open documents saved in the Open XML format used by Office 2008. The update weighs in at 44.8 MB, and additional details on the update can be found on Microsoft's update description page.