Its a great news for all the Office 2010 users that Microsoft officially announced the release of the Service Pack 1 for the same. As per Microsoft Office Sustained Engineering Team Service Pack 1 is ready and will be released at the end of June. This SP1 will be released for both Office client suites and Share Point server products. We will get the SP1 for all language versions of Sp1 as manual download initially which can be get from the Download Center and no sooner than 90 days after release users can get it as an Automatic Update.
There are lots of changes included and we can keep track of the changes on http://blogs.office.com which will be updated by the Office teams. Here is a list of changes coming to Office 2010 which were not possible before or much better experience than the original release:
- 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
This Service Pack 1 will include all those fixes which are already provided as cumulative updates and it will hit a new milestone in support life cycle of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010.