The Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) — a bundle of updates based on what we’ve learned during Office 2010’s record-breaking first year— was released yesterday. Learn more about it in the SP1 announcement on the Microsoft Updates (Sustained Engineering Team) blog, or just go ahead and download it now from the Download Center. SP1 will be available through Microsoft Update as an automatic update in 90 days. It’s available there now as a manual update to those who’ve installed all Office Automatic Updates.
The updates in Office 2010 SP1 improve stability, performance, and security. Here’s a sampling:
- Better IE9 browser experience
- Improved Web Apps functionality and SharePoint database performance
- Updates to all 40 SKU languages for Office, including Galician, Basque, Catalan, Serbian Cyrillic
- Updates to Access 2010, FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, Office Web Apps, Project 2010, Search Server 2010, and Visio 2010
For more about SP1, including a comprehensive table with links to the SP1 downloads for each product and language pack, and links to the knowledge base articles about each download, read the announcement post. If you’re looking for news about the SharePoint SP1 release, here’s the news from the SharePoint Team Blog.