Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit on Monday released a free Office 2008 update with service packed 2 featuring improved speed, stability and compatibility, equipped with SharePoint technology.

It has some anticipated features such as Document Connection tool for Mac and is now available for free download today at 10 am PDT and 1 pm Eastern Time.

There's never been a better time to try Office 2008 for Mac -- with SP2 we are not only
delivering on top customer requests midcycle, but also taking a first step in bringing Microsoft software plus services to Mac users, said Mike Tedesco, senior product manager for MacBU at Microsoft.

Document Connection tools enables Office 2008 users on the Mac save and open documents directly on a improve access and browsing to documents on SharePoint Products and Technologies.

Its SP2 also enhance Microsoft Office Live Workplace as it expands the scope of supported Web browsers to include Safari 4 and Firefox 2.0 running on Mac OS X 10.2.