Microsoft delivers Office 2010 Service Pack 1

Summary:Microsoft made available for download the final version of Service Pack (SP) 1 for Office 2010 on June 28.

Microsoft made available for download the final version of Service Pack (SP) 1 for Office 2010 on June 28.

Microsoft released a first beta of the service pack in November 2010. In May of this year, Microsoft officials said to expect the final SP1 bits to be out by the end of June 2011.

SP1 consists of cumulative and public updates to date for the various point products that are part of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Products that will get fixes and updates include Office 2010 suites, Project 2010, Visio 2010, Office 2010 servers, Office Web Apps, Search Server 2010, SharePoint 2010 Products and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. Microsoft is planning to update all 40 SKU languages for Office when SP1 ships.

Office Web Apps, Microsoft's Webified versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote are being updated as part of SP1. Chrome browser support is now official for Office Web Apps, as of today.

Among some of the other fixes in Office 2010 Sp1:

  • Outlook fixes an issue where “Snooze Time” would not reset between appointments.
  • The default behavior for PowerPoint “Use Presenter View” option changed to display the slide show on the secondary monitor.
  • Integrated community content in the Access Application Part Gallery.
  • Better alignment between Project Server and SharePoint Server browser support.
  • Improved backup / restore functionality for SharePoint Server
  • The Word Web Application extends printing support to “Edit Mode.”
  • Project Professional now synchronizes scheduled tasks with SharePoint task lists.
  • Internet Explorer 9 “Native” support for Office Web Applications and SharePoint
  • Office Web Applications Support for Chrome
  • Inserting Charts into Excel Workbooks using Excel Web Application
  • Support for searching PPSX files in Search Server
  • Visio Fixes scaling issues and arrowhead rendering errors with SVG export
  • Proofing Tools improve spelling suggestions in Canadian English, French, Swedish and European Portuguese.
  • Outlook Web Application Attachment Preview (with Exchange Online only)
  • Office client suites using “Add Remove Programs” Control Panel,  building on our work from Office 2007 SP2

The 32-bit version of Office 2010 SP1 is downloadable here; the 64-bit version is here.

Update: Here's a more complete list of the fixes in Office 2010 SP1.

Topics: Collaboration, Microsoft, Software

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