End of support for the Excel and PowerPoint viewers and the Office Compatibility Pack

The Excel viewer, PowerPoint viewer, PowerPoint 2007 viewer, and the Office Compatibility Pack will be retired in April, 2018. At that time, they will no longer be available for download and will no longer receive security updates. Microsoft recommends using these applications to view Excel or PowerPoint files: On Windows 10 PCs, download the free…


Word Viewer to be retired in November, 2017

The Microsoft Word Viewer is being retired in November, 2017.  At that time, the Viewer will no longer be available for download and will no longer receive security updates.  Microsoft recommends using these applications to view Word files: On Windows 10 PCs, download the free Word Mobile application from the Windows Store. On iOS devices,…


Current MSP list published for Office 2013

IT admins often ask us for the list of .msp files (MSI patches) that are necessary to bring Office up-to-date with all the security and non-security updates that have been released for it. This information is necessary in order to create an Office installation image with the proper .msp’s in the Updates folder, as documented in…


Announcing availability of slipstreamed Office 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 with SP1

Today, aligned with the SharePoint Conference, we’re announcing availability of a slipstreamed SharePoint Server 2013 with SP1. SharePoint administrators will be able to use this updated installer to deploy on Windows Server 2012 R2. SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise and Standard are available on the Volume License Service Center (VLSC) and MSDN.  Additionally we have made available…


CHANGE: Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013

We have released updated Server SP1 patches that correct an issue blocking deployment of future public and cumulative updates.  Please find new updates at the following KB article links. Update KB Article SharePoint Foundation SP1 2880551 SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 2880552 Project Server 2013 SP1 2880553 Office Web Apps Server 2013 SP1 ​2880558 SharePoint Server…


Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2 Availability

We’re happy to announce that Service Pack 2 (SP2) for our Office and SharePoint 2010 family of products is now available! The SP2 release improves the compatibility of the Office and SharePoint 2010 products with Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, Office 2013, and SharePoint 2013. It also addresses security, stability, and performance and contains all…


April 2013 Office Update Release

The April 2013 Public Update release for Office is now live and the updates are available from downloads. This month release contains 19 non-security updates and 8 security updates.  The breakdown of non-security updates are as follows: 16 updates for 2013 1 update for 2010 1 update for 2007 1 update for 2003  Security Updates 7…


Office 2010 SP2 Beta Now Available for Download

As of today, customers can download the beta for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 SP2. In addition to updates for the desktop and server apps, this beta also includes full-product SKUs of SharePoint and related server products, updated to install on Windows Server 2012.  These server products will be available for download: SharePoint Server 2010 SharePoint…


Office RT RTM Update – Word reports Insufficient disk space or memory

It has been reported to us that in certain situations when clicking the Home tab after the RTM update, Word may throw the error message below indicating “There is insufficient memory or disk space.  Word cannot display the requested font.” We are aware of the issue and are actively investigating.  We will be releasing a…


April 2012 Office Update Release

The April 2012 Public Update release for Office is now live and available for download. This release contains 2 security bulletins and 3 non-security updates. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-027 Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2598039) 32-Bit Edition Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2598041) Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB2597112)  Microsoft Security…