The much-awaited SP1 for Microsoft® Office 2010 released
The first Service Pack for Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is finally out in the market.
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack (SP) 1 includes all the updates that have been available from the time the products, Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010, were launched a year ago. Two major categories of fixes included in Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 are:
Fixes that were specially designed for Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 but previously unreleased. Apart from the common fixes for the product, there are fixes to improve the stability, performance and security of the MS Office suite.
Public updates released in June 2011 along with the cumulative updates released through April 2011.Â Â The Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Service Pack includes updates that were released till April, 2011. For updates that were released after April, users can look forward to the cumulative update that Microsoft is set to release.
The Service Pack is not only about the inclusion of previously released updates and fixes, but it also has an update for Microsoft Office Web Applications. This is in view of the launch of Microsoft Office 365.Â Support for cloud-based system to Microsoft Outlook 2010Â is a key feature of the Service Pack.
The release of SP1 is considered to be an important step towards addressing customer feedback. According to Microsoft, the Service Pack presents an opportunity to understand the security, stability, and performance concerns that were associated with their Microsoft Office 2010 products. The feedback will be used by the company to analyze any weaknesses and snags in the products and rectify them so that future updates and products can deliver more consistent and power-packed performance.
The Service Pack comes withÂ language updates for 40 different localized versionsÂ for the productivity suite. Users can even get a set of security fixes that were discontinued since the product was launched in May, 2010. A few other security updates have also been included in the Service Pack.