Coming in June: Office 2010 & Sharepoint 2010 Service Pack 1

The big news for Microsoft today will be coming out of their annual TechEd conference that is happening right now and part of that news is that the Service Pack 1 for both Office 2010 and Sharepoint 2010 is headed our way.

It is slated for release at the end of June and initially will be made available as a manual download from the Download Center and Microsoft Update. Then within 90 days it will be available via Automatic Update.

The announcement post at the Office Sustained Engineering blog provides some highlights of what can be expected with the Service Pack:

  • 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
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[Cross-posted at Winextra]

Steven Hodson

Steven Hodson is the Media Editor for SiliconANGLE, and is a long time computer and Internet watcher having seen both develop for the cutting edge days of the XT right through to the mobile revolution. He has also spent many years writing about our world's fascination with technology and social media often with a critical eye, both on his own for sites like Mashable and The Inquistr. He currently spends his time recovering from tech and social media overload by hanging out with, and writing about, geeks and the things they love.


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