Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) download now available

By Tom Warren, on 28th Jun 11 4:08 pm with 5 Comments

Microsoft released Office 2010 Service Pack 1 on Tuesday.

The software giant released its first Service Pack for Office 2010 to coincide with the worldwide launch of Office 365. SP1 releases for both Office client suites and SharePoint server products are now available. All language versions of SP1 have been released. Service Pack 1 is offered as a manual download from the Download Center and from Microsoft Update. Microsoft plans to push the update to Automatic Updates within 90 days.

Microsoft has addressed the following important issues in SP1:

  • 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)

Microsoft has also rolled up the following security and non-security related fixes into SP1:

Microsoft said in October that Office 2010 is officially the fastest-selling consumer version of Office in history. More than six million copies have been sold so far since the release in June. Office is currently used by more than 750 million users worldwide according to Microsoft. Office 2010 was the first release of the productivity suite to include both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Microsoft packed both versions onto one DVD across seven different flavours. Office 2010 also includes a free version with Microsoft Word and Excel. The free version, dubbed Office Starter, contains reduced functionality of Word and Excel and advertising.

Office 2010 SP1 32-bit Edition (

Office 2010 SP1 64-bit Edition (

  • The Black Mamba

    Does anyone know what they mean by Native support for Internet explorer?

  • The Black Mamba

    Does anyone know what they mean by Native support for Internet explorer?

    • The White Mamba

      It’s native support for the Office Web Apps in IE … Native integration and all.

  • Anonymous

    On an unrelated note, I just noticed a tiny smiley face in the bottom left-hand corner of this website.


    edit: And perhaps more importantly, do I win a prize?

    • Tonious

      I see the smiley too