Microsoft today has released the Office 2010 Service Pack 1 which combines improvements, new features and previously released updates in a single update pack. The update is available for free if downloaded from the Internet. Microsoft notes that Office 2010 SP1 contains all "public updates that were released through June 2011" and all "cumulative updates that were released through April 2011" in addition to "improvements in stability, performance, and in security".
The description of Office 2010 SP1 page details the new features and updates of the service pack. Here is a short list of the most promising new features, fixes and updates.
As you can see from this list and the official listing at the Microsoft KnowledgeBase, there has not been many feature additions. A lot of the features improve cloud connectivity or fix minor issues. That is, apart from all the updates, especially security related, that the majority of Office 2010 users have probably downloaded before.
Last month's Technet blog post announcing the upcoming service pack 1 for Office 2010 offered additional details on feature additions.
The very same blog post lists the fixes and updates that have been previously released by Microsoft and are included in the service pack.
Microsoft Office users can download the service pack from Windows Update, Microsoft Update or via Microsoft's Download Center.
The 32-bit Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 has a size of 361 Megabytes, the 64-bit SP1 one of 439.
Here are the direct download links of Office 2010 Service Pack 1, helpful if you want to update more than one Office 2010 installation without downloading the update multiple times.
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.