Microsoft tests InfoPath update

Via CNET I just read that today Microsoft released an update for InfoPath

“Microsoft released a trial version Monday of its first major update to InfoPath, the new electronic forms application released last year as part of the Office family.”

“The beta version of Service Pack 1 (SP1) includes several significant new features, said Microsoft product manager Bobby Moore, along with the typical performance enhancements and bug fixes included in a service pack…”

“Updates to InfoPath include new security features that allow extended use of digital signatures, Moore said, plus full support for handwriting recognition and other elements of Microsoft’s tablet PC format. The updated InfoPath also allows users to swap forms as e-mail attachments, rather than having to retrieve them from a central server.”

“The update includes significant changes for developers, Moore said, including new scripting support for Microsoft’s Visual Studio.Net and Visual Basic environments. The new version also enhances support for use of custom dialects, or schemas, of XML (Extensible Markup Language), the basic language behind InfoPath and other e-forms products.”

I’m updating it right now…
Correction: I’m trying to find the download link. Office Update doesn’t seem to supply it. Odd.
Update: I found the InfoPath 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP-1) Preview Download Link.
Note however:

“Before you install the preview software, you must first remove any versions of InfoPath 2003 that are installed on your computer.”