Changes to hotfixes in the December 2010 Cumulative Update for Office 2010

The December 2010 Cumulative Update originally released December 14, 2010 and shown on the Office Update Center page now contains changes to the following hotfix packages. These changes are dated December 31, 2010:

Note: Within the December 2010 Cumulative Update KB article, hotfix packages are listed in tables by Office product group. The hotfix packages are designed for you to download them individually and to apply them only if you are experiencing  the issue mentioned in the particular hotfix.

For the latest on updates to Office, Office servers, and related products, see the Office Update Center.  

Comments (4)
  1. DarrylMo says:


    If you haven't yet done so, consider installing Service Pack 1, which is free and contains a number of updates and fixes. For the latest info, see…/sp1-for-office-2010-and-sharepoint-2010-officially-released.aspx.


  2. DarrylMo says:

    Hi Ed,

    The cumulative updates do in fact include previous hotfixes. From the December CU KB article (2479673):

    "Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous update package. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains the hotfix that you need."

    As far as the SP1 release is concerned, stay tuned.


  3. Ed says:

    Wondering why some of the updates are called "cummulative" updates. They don't replace any previous hotfixes. Yet there are previous hotixes. For example KB2459115 is the December 2010 update but there was also KB2281463 and KB2405793.

    Is there any tentative date for SP1 while at it?


  4. Nancy says:

    General Question:  Office 2010 has had quite a few problems along the way, most sorted out.  I would want to be very sure that there will be no other problems in other applications with 2010 for the PC.  Can you comment on this?

Comments are closed.

Skip to main content