SP1 (Service Pack 1) for Microsoft Office 2010 is available

The first service pack has come out for Microsoft Office 2010 June 28th, 2011. As usual, this update contains improvements to security, performance and stability. It also contains all previous updates that were released seperately for Office 2010.

If you ever have to reinstall Office, you would need to reinstall this service pack as well plus all other individual updates that come after this. You should be getting these updates automatically but you can always run a Windows updates and get it that way.

If you’re not sure if you have SP1 installed, Microsoft doesn’t make it as easy as before where you could click “About Office) and it tells you right there.  Now you have to go to the Control Panel under Programs and Features (If you’re using Windows 7, otherwise it’s Add/Remove programs) and then click on View installed updates.  In that list of updates you should find Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) if it is installed.  If you don’t see it in that list of installed updates, it’s most likely not installed and you should run Windows updates to get the latest update.

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