Microsoft has released the first service pack for the newest version of its popular productivity suit, Office 2010. Back in November 2010, Microsoft released a beta of Office 2010 Service pack 1, and now it is now live for download for Office users. Office 2010 SP 1 doesn't offer much in terms of new features but it does include several fixes that improves stability and performance.
This service pack mostly consists of cumulative and public updates for Office's various products like Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Word and Powerpoint. Some of the fixes that are included in this first service pack of Office are as follows:
- 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
Service Packs are a very common practice with regards to Microsoft products. Most people can probably recall the service packs that are released by Microsoft for its operating system, Windows. But it does offer service pack releases for other of its products like Office and Visual Studio. These service packs are basically bundled software updates that are packaged into one convenient executable so users will only have to install once instead of installing each update individually. In most cases, services packs contain stability, performance and security fixes and it is Microsoft's way of addressing the complaints of its customers about their products.
Microsoft's Office 2010 was released last year on the 15th of June after many yContact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback