Latest Microsoft Office Service Packs
As expected, the SP1 is primarily a collection of previously released security patches and bug fixes, but does include some compatibility improvements as well as new apps for Office capabilities and APIs for third-party developers. The update comes with the promise of improved compatibility with Windows 8. Program-specific changes include providing support for task pane apps in Outlook , which will allow developers to extend the capabilities of the Compose window when writing new emails or calendar items.
“Office (64-bit or 32-bit) couldn’t be installed” error when trying to install
Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Known as KB , the update for the on-premises versions of Office has been widely anticipated since last year. Those of you renting Office need not be concerned: You will soon receive the updates automagically. Microsoft describes the changes as falling into two general categories: Previously unreleased fixes that are included in this service pack.
In addition to general product fixes, these fixes include improvements in stability, performance, and security. All the monthly security updates that were released through January , and all the Cumulative Updates that were released through December In addition, there are four individual described minor fixes.
The easiest, safest way to apply SP1 is to go through Microsoft Update. If you must, you can download the update manually from the KB article. Note in particular that if you’re running bit Office on a bit machine which describes a large percentage of all Office customers , you need the bit version of the Service Pack.
Microsoft has identified one known installation actually, uninstallation problem with the Service Pack: If the Service Pack 1 update is uninstalled on a computer that is running Windows 8 or 8. To work around this issue, you can repair the Office installation in the Programs and Features control panel. In addition, Microsoft warns that the Power View and PowerPivot add-ins for standalone Excel have to be re-installed after you apply SP1, and there are two minor Lync problems.
As usual, my advice is to wait before installing SP1. There are no security hole fixes in SP1 that haven’t come before. Although Microsoft has a good track record testing and beating Office SP’s before release, there’s no pressing need to install it immediately.
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