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Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) provides the latest updates for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 and is now available.
SP1 contains all Cumulative Updates and Public Updates for 2010 that have already shipped. SP1 also contains new fixes for areas of each product. And there are some new features.
For a complete list of changes for each product contained in SP1, see this Excel Workbook – this is a very handy reference for those building test / evaluation plans for Office Client SP1. The workbook containing the changes for SharePoint Server 2010 is located under this link.
The updates in Office 2010 SP1 improve stability, performance, and security. Here's a sampling:
For SharePoint, SP1 contains stability, performance, and security enhancements that are a direct result of customer feedback. SP1 includes new functionality designed to enhance both the administrative and end-user experience:
Today SP1 is available from Windows Update and the Download center. See Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 Availability for links to each Office product.
If you have installed all Office Automatic Updates, you will also see SP1 available as a manual download from Microsoft Update. After a 90 day grace period, SP1 will be offered as an automatic update through Microsoft Update. Customers using the Office Click-to-Run technology will have SP1 streamed to them beginning in July.
For SharePoint customers planning to deploy Service Pack 1, it is also recommended to install the June 2011 Cumulative Update for SharePoint when it becomes available in the coming weeks.
See Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 whitepaper.
How to installing updates for SharePoint 2010 at the Updates for SharePoint 2010 Products Resource Center
For more information about the new functionality in Service Pack 1 see the Service Pack for SharePoint 2010 Coming Soon... blog post on the SharePoint Team Blog.
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation