Office 2010 SP1 Released, Contains Cloud Based Updates

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday launched the first Service Pack (SP1) for its Office 2010 along with the release of Office 365.

According to tech website PC Advisor, the SP1 which arrives in the market exactly one year after the original Microsoft Office 2010 was launched to vendors, contains updates for all products and services launched last year. SP1 also covers updates for Share Point 2010.

Along with releasing patches and updates, the latest SP1 will include update for Office Web Apps along with support for cloud-based Outlook 2010, Microsoft’s dedicated email service.

"The SP1 release is important because it provides us with an opportunity to address customer feedback as well as the security, stability and performance of our 2010 wave of products," the Microsoft Office Sustained Engineering Team wrote on company’s blog.

According to the blog, SP1 will give enhanced alignment between project and share point server supports for the browser, native support Office Web Applications and SharePoint by IE 9, improved spelling suggestions in languages including Canadian, Swedish, Portuguese, French and English, and Office Web Application support for Google’s browser Chrome.

The update is made available in 32 bit and 64 versions for manual download.