Microsoft Office is a product that is used around the world by millions of individuals every day. The product is Microsoft's crown jewel of productivity software and Office 2010 is about to receive its first major update.
Microsoft announced today that the first service pack (SP1) for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 will be released at the end of June. The update will bring many enhancements as well as bug fixes. Listed below are some of the key points of the update. These updates are not a complete list of all the fixes:
- Outlook fixes an issue where “Snooze Time” would not reset between appointments.
- The default behavior for PowerPoint "Use Presenter View" option changed to display the slide show on the secondary monitor.
- Integrated community content in the Access Application Part Gallery.
- Better alignment between Project Server and SharePoint Server browser support.
- Improved backup / restore functionality for SharePoint Server
- The Word Web Application extends printing support to “Edit Mode.”
- Project Professional now synchronizes scheduled tasks with SharePoint task lists.
- Internet Explorer 9 “Native” support for Office Web Applications and SharePoint
- Office Web Applications Support for Chrome
- Inserting Charts into Excel Workbooks using Excel Web Application
- Support for searching PPSX files in Search Server
- Visio Fixes scaling issues and arrowhead rendering errors with SVG export
- Proofing Tools improve spelling suggestions in Canadian English, French, Swedish and European Portuguese.
- Outlook Web Application Attachment Preview (with Exchange Online only)
- Office client suites using “Add Remove Programs” Control Panel, building on our work from Office 2007 S
The service pack will act as a roll-up of all the previous bug and feature fixes. For many corporations, the first service pack acts as a milestone for installation. While the product has been on the market for several quarters, some corporations will wait until the first service pack is released before rolling out the new platform to thousands of employees.
Microsoft Office 2010 launched last year around the world, providing users with a stylish new UI, cross application ribbon support, and many other advantages to document processing.