Microsoft announced today on their Office for Mac blog that they have pulled the recently released Service Pack 2 update for their 2011 productivity suite. A “small percentage” of users have been experiencing a corrupt database from the update, according to Microsoft. The corporation has found a workaround for the problem by rebuilding the database, but a permanent fix is on the way soon.
Unfortunately, a small percentage are experiencing some issues with the update, specifically related to the Outlook for Mac database. We’ve documented the primary issue and work around in a blog post that can be found here.
Office for Mac 2011 SP2 hasn’t been pulled from Microsoft’s website, but rather just their Autoupdate service until they resolve the problem. If you still want to grab the update, head over to Microsoft’s older blog post.
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 SP2 was released on April 12th, 2012 and included full support for Apple’s latest OS X release — 10.7 Lion. In addition to this, there were over 100 bug fixes in the release along with some better support for certain functions in Outlook.