The goal of this document is to demonstrate how to do an Active Upgrade of an existing Microsoft Office 2007 package to Service Pack 1 using Microsoft SoftGrid 4.2. Note that there are a few different ways you can upgrade a SoftGrid package but Active Upgrade is by far the most popular one so that’s what I’m going to use here.
The beauty of this method, and one of the most compelling features of SoftGrid if you ask me, is that we can do a complete upgrade from Office 2007 to Office 2007 SP1 on all clients without touching a single one. A click here and a click there and I’ve upgrade thousands of clients to Office 2007 SP1 and my total time investment is 30 minutes or less. If you’ve been part of a project tasked with updating an application enterprise wide the old fashioned way then I’m sure you can appreciate the truly massive time and labor savings something like SoftGrid can provide.