October 2012 Cumulative Updates for Office and related products are now available

You can now get the October 2012 Cumulative Updates (CUs) packages for Office 2010, and the 2007 Office system. The CUs also include Office servers and SharePoint products. In these knowledge base articles, you’ll find links for the individual update packages and their descriptions. In addition, there are overall packages available for the following products:…


August 2012 Cumulative Update for Office is now available

You can now get the August 2012 Cumulative Updates (CUs) packages for Office 2010, the 2007 Office system, and Project Server 2010 (released September 14, 2012). The CUs also include Office servers and SharePoint products. In these overall knowledge base articles, you’ll find links for the individual update packages and their descriptions., For links to all…


What’s new in volume activation for Office 2013 Preview? Active Directory-Based Activation

Office volume activation is an enterprise feature for volume-licensed editions of Office 2010 and Office 2013 Preview. In addition to the volume activation methods you used for Office 2010 – Multiple Activation Key (MAK) and Key Management Service (KMS), a new volume activation method is available for Office 2013 Preview – Active Directory-Based Activation. You…

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The updates list for Office 2007 Service Pack 3 is now available

The Office Sustained Engineering team has released the list of updates that are included in Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3). Office 2007 SP3, which was released in October 2011, includes a roll-up of all Public Update (PU) and Cumulative Update (CU) releases since Office 2007 SP2, as well as stability and performance improvements.  Note…


Service Pack 3 for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 is now available

The Office Sustained Engineering team has released Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007. For complete details, including a list of all download and description links to the SP3 packages, see Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 3 Availability. In addition, the links are available in this Knowledge Base article: List of all…

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When you install Office 2010 SP1, SharePoint Workspace 2010 is also installed

When you install Office 2010 SP1, SharePoint Workspace 2010 is automatically installed whether or not it was part of the original installation of Office 2010. This is due to a bug that triggers the installation of SharePoint Workspace 2010.  For more details and to learn how to handle this, see When you install Service Pack…

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Office 2010 SP1 now updates multiple languages in Office 2010 installations

An update to Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 now enables the service pack to update all language versions within multiple-language installations of Office 2010. Previously, only the English version was updated. For more information, see Office 2010 SP1 Microsoft Update Change for Language Installs.

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Service Pack 3 for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 target date announced

The Office Sustained Engineering team has announced the third Service Pack release for Office 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007. They are targeting a release date within calendar Q4 2011. As the release date approaches, we will share more about the exact timing. For more information, see the announcement here: Announcing Service Pack 3 for Office 2007 and…


Hotfix in the August 2011 Cumulative Update fixes possible Outlook 2010 SP1 issues

If you’ve installed Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and are experiencing either of the following issues with Outlook 2010 SP1: Reminders display in Outlook Web App (OWA), but do not display in Outlook 2010 SP1. Outlook 2010 SP1 Sent email messages for which you’ve set Follow Up don’t show that the Follow Up is…


Patching Office Web Apps to SP1 and June CUs including SharePoint Server 2010 and language packs (Part 2)

In our previous post,  for those of you  running Office Web Apps hosted on-premises,  we covered which service pack and cumulative updates to install and in what order for SharePoint.  However, we didn’t include a scenario with the language packs updates.  We’ve had some questions as to where those fit in.  So without further ado…