Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 Now Available

Microsoft is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the release of Office 2010 this month. Also, Microsoft has now released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2010 which provides the latest updates for Office 2010.

Office 2010

This service pack includes:

  • Previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for this service pack
  • All the public updates that were released through June 2011
  • All the cumulative updates that were released through April 2011

In addition to general product fixes, these fixes include improvements in stability, performance, and in security. There is Office 365 integration all over, and enhanced integration with Windows Live SkyDrive in OneNote. Office 365 was launched globally a couple of days back.

Access 2010 SP1

Access 2010 SP1 adds a new feature to integrate community content in the Application Parts gallery.   It also fixes an issue that occurs when you try to export an Access file to an Excel workbook and improves the performance when publishing client forms that contains embedded images.

Excel 2010 SP1

Excel SP1 improves the overall stability, performance, and backward compatibility with earlier versions of Excel for the Czech, Dutch, Danish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish languages.

OneNote 2010 SP1

OneNote 2010 SP1 has a tighter integration and improved synchronization with OneNote notebooks on Windows Live SkyDrive. OneNote 2010 SP1 now uses Windows Live Essentials to log on to Windows Live SkyDrive. It also adds several performance improvements when a shared notebook is used by lots of users with section groups or when you create a new page by using a template. OneNote 2010 SP1 now highlights items within the search results.

Outlook 2010 SP1

Outlook 2010 SP1 includes Office 365 support and can be set to always use the default sending account.

PowerPoint 2010 SP1

The default behavior for the Use Presenter View option is changed to display the slide show on the secondary monitor, and display the notes on the primary monitor. Also, PowerPoint Viewer is now included with the Package for CD option.

Word 2010 SP1

Word 2010 SP1 includes a dialog box that warns users that the custom XML will be lost when files that use custom XML markups are saved in XML-based file formats. Now, certain fields are available when you use the APA 6th and MLA 7th edition styles in the Bibliography feature. Word 2010 SP1 now displays the map correctly when you use the Display Map function and paragraph indents are no longer lost when you edit other paragraph properties.


You can obtain and install the service pack via Microsoft Update or download the SP1 package from Microsoft Download Center. Download the Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1: 32-bit | 64-bit

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