Update: Please see additional posts on 2010 SP1:
If you followed Microsoft's recent earnings, you saw that Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 have experienced double-digit growth since their May 2010 launch. In my conversations with customers about the reasons why they've deployed Office 2010, they cite the ability to connect and collaborate across the PC, phone and browser and work from virtually anywhere. SharePoint 2010 users are also excited about having a business collaboration platform for the enterprise and Internet. In addition to great customer feedback, industry experts like Tony Bradley at PCWorld and P.J. Connolly at eWeek have also given the products positive reviews.
With today's news from the Windows team announcing the availability of the Windows 7 Service Pack (SP) 1 later this month, some of you may be wondering when the Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 SP1 will be available for download. Microsoft typically releases a service pack 12 to 18 months after a product is launched and you can expect that same timeframe for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010.
The upcoming Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 SP1 will consist of minor updates, including all previously released public updates. For customers that stay current, there's no need to wait for SP1 to deploy. You are already enjoying the advantages of SP1 and can deploy now knowing that you will benefit from all the innovations included in Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010!
To help you deploy Office 2010, check out the Office Springboard Series, which provides helpful information for your Office 2010 migration. To help you deploy SharePoint 2010, check out http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/default.aspx
- From FY11 Q2 earnings: Office 2010 is the fastest-selling customer version of Office in history, with license sales over 50% ahead of Office 2007 in the same time period post-launch.
- SharePoint licenses have surpassed the 100-million mark and more than 17,000 customers use SharePoint.