March 2013 Office Update Release

The March 2013 Public Update release for Office is now live and the updates are available for download.  This release contains 21 non-security updates and 6 security updates for Office this month.   The breakdown of non-security updates are as follows: 12 updates for 2013 5 updates for 2010 2 updates for 2007 1 update for 2003…


Update to Office 2010 SP1 to prevent unintentional installation of SharePoint Workspace

We are pleased to announce the release of an update for the issue described in KB2612800 (Office 2010 SP1 installs SharePoint Workspace). This update is available on the Microsoft Download Center, start with the KB link to find the correct version. This update is designed to correct an issue with SharePoint Workspace 2010, where components…


August 2011 Office Security Update Release

The August Public Update release for Office is now live and available for download. This release contains 1 security bulletin and 3 non-security updates. The following Security updates were released for: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-060 Security Update for Microsoft Office Visio 2003 (KB2553009) Security Update for Microsoft Office Visio 2007 (KB2553010) Security Update for Microsoft Visio…


Office 2010 Service Pack 1 - 5 Common questions regarding the Service Pack

With Office 2010 Service Pack 1 having now been out for one week, we wanted to cover some of the most common questions we’ve been getting. Here is a compiled list of the 5 most common questions. Will installing Office 2010 Service Pack 1 require a reboot? Common Problem: “The installation of this package failed”…


Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 Availability

We are thrilled to announce the availability of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for our 2010 family of products. 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 release underscores our commitment to improving…


Office 2010 Service Pack 1 is Almost Here

Update: Read more about 2010 SP1 in this post. Summer is just around the corner, and as promised, we are on track for delivering Office 2010 SP1 and SharePoint 2010 SP1 in mid-summer 2011. During the coming weeks, you will see various teams updating their blogs with specific information about changes to appear in Service…


Office and SharePoint Service Packs: A Primer

A while back, we provided some information about the upcoming release of Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1.) This release is important because it is our first update to the 2010 product family that changes the support baseline. In this post we’ll describe some Service Pack and Support Policy basics, and provide some background to better…


Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 Update

Update: Please see additional posts on 2010 SP1: Announcing Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Office 2010 SP1 is Almost HereOffice and SharePoint Service Packs: A Primer 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…