During our most recent round of testing we covered Windows Vista with the Service Pack 1 Release Candidate bits running both Office 2007 and Office 2003. Now that Service Pack 1 for Office 2007 has been released we decided to revisit the tests with the updated bits for Word, Excel and PowerPoint in place.
Once again, we ran the tests on the same 2GHz Core 2 Duo Laptop (Dell XPS M1710) with 2GB of memory. Test methodology consisted of booting Vista, running an initial pass of OfficeBench, then running OfficeBench in a 10-iteration loop and recording the average loop time across the iterations.
The net result: A 3% improvement in OfficeBench completion times.
Office 2007, Microsoft Office, Service Pack, SP1, Office SP1, Windows Vista, Performance, Review