Microsoft releases final version of Office 2010 SP2

Microsoft launched a beta version of Office 2010's second service pack in April, and today the company decided to release the final version of its last planned service pack for its older productivity software suite. The Microsoft Downloads page also has a number of other new Office related SP2 files available.

Both the 32-bit and 64-bit service packs for Office 2010 contain all of the previous updates made for the software, up to May 2013, along with some previously unreleased fixes. Microsoft says these new bug fixes offer "improvements in stability, performance, and security" for Office 2010. Microsoft has also released the final SP2 version for SharePoint 2010.  A full list of what's included in the SP2 downloads for Office and SharePoint 2010 can be downloaded via an Excel document.

Microsoft quietly stopped selling Office 2010 soon after the launch of Office 2013 in January. However, mainstream support for Office 2010 will continue until November 2015, and its extended support is not scheduled to stop until November 2020.

In addition to the Office 2010 service pack, Microsoft has released SP2 updates this week for Office Web Apps, Visio Viewer 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010, and PowerPoint Viewer, among other Office-related software.

Source: Microsoft via ZDNet | Image via Microsoft

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Been running Office 2007 Enterprise myself, wondering if I should bother upgrading to Office 2010. I have a license here in my draw rotting I won in a contest. I just can't bother.

Mr. Dee said,
Been running Office 2007 Enterprise myself, wondering if I should bother upgrading to Office 2010. I have a license here in my draw rotting I won in a contest. I just can't bother.
You are fine with 2007. I have 3 versions. Office 2007, 2010, and 2013. My personal opinion, 2007>=2010, 2007/2010>2013.

Quikboy said,
What makes 2007 your more favorite one? Just wondering.

No particular reason, its there, it gets the job done, don't see any particular reason to upgrade other than for the aesthetics.

Indeed. EN-US versions:

64-bit: 730 MB
32-bit: 638 MB

I got a drivers specific USB thumbdrive for new OS/Windows installs with the latest SPs/drivers/etc. and this is certainly going on there for sure, replacing the SP1 installers.

I'm getting an "expected version not found" error (x86 version), although I have a fully legal/registered Office 2010 (version 14.0.6129.5000). Anyone else with similar problem?

Raa said,
Have you tried reinstalling MSOffice again?
Possible you have a MUI version perhaps...

I haven't tried reinstalling, currently I can't afford to loose time or data (Outlook etc.) if something goes wrong I'm not sure if it's a MUI version... It's not localized or anything, and I installed SP1 with no issues.

PaCpiS said,
You've installed x64 or x86 Office version ?

As I mentioned above, x86 (both my installed version and SP2 I downloaded)

wingliston said,
Repair Office from setup.

Is there a chance that something could go wrong with this and I loose data (Outlook's settings and pst file, more importantly) ?

Yeah, tried that here too, but the update failed, so had to install the entire package... That worked fine though (For others that might be having problems).

Sweet Corn!

I would install it on my couch computer, but I already removed Office 2010 in favor of the new free Kingsoft Office 2013

Edited by warwagon, Jul 23 2013, 8:19pm :

They had a giveaway on downloadoftheday.com for the professional version, I grabbed that.

Been on kingsoft since 2012, and libre. MS Office is a ripoff.

NyaR said,
Been on kingsoft since 2012, and libre. MS Office is a ripoff.

Sure, unless you need the stuff that Kingsoft or Libre doesn't have. Then not so much.

warwagon said,
Sweet Corn!

I would install it on my couch computer, but I already removed Office 2010 in favor of the new free Kingsoft Office 2013

I'm sorry... "couch computer"!?