Microsoft Office 2010 - Service Pack 1

One year (and a few days) after the release of Microsoft Office 2010 Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 which includes quite a few bug fixes, performance improvements and even a new feature or three. Some of the updates are things that were included in previous updates and patches, and some of it is new.  All told there are approximately 400 updates in this service pack.

What's New?

Here are some articles we're putting together to explain what's new in each app.

How Do I Get It?

The service pack can be obtained for free (like all Microsoft Service Packs) via Microsoft Update or by downloading it directly from Microsoft at these links:

32-Bit Office 2010 Service Pack - This is the one that most of you want. Yes, even if you have Windows 7 64-bit you PROBABLY have the 32-bit version of Office.

64-Bit Office 2010 Service Pack - If you really do have the 64-bit version of Office, download this one.

How Can I tell Which Version I Have?

In any one of the Microsoft Office applications go to File and click "Help" in the Navigation Panel on the left.  On the right side of the screen you'll see your version information - it'll look similar to this:

32-bit or 64-bit Microsoft Office?

Notice the "64-bit"?  That tells you which variant you have. It's the same for the whole suite - it's virtually impossible for you to have the 32-bit version of Word but the 64-bit version of Excel (you'd have had to jump through some hoops to make that happen) so you only need to check one application in the suite to know what the whole suite is.