Microsoft today announced that the company would deliver Office 2010 SP1 and SharePoint 2010 SP1 in mid-summer 2011.
“During the coming weeks, you will see various teams updating their blogs with specific information about changes to appear in Service Pack 1. These posts should provide customers and administrators with great information about the upcoming release,” stated Microsoft.
“TechEd North America as a key venue where we’ll discuss SP1 at length, including the tentative release schedule. If you’re planning to attend, please be sure to stop into the session for details.”
“SP1 will update all 40 SKU languages for Office, and update the SKU languages for SharePoint (with appropriate caveats noted in the SharePoint blog post). In addition, 4 Language Interface Pack releases will also be updated: Galician, Basque, Catalan, Serbian Cyrillic. The time frames for releasing language versions of SP1 will be discussed in a future post,” noted Microsoft.
“Changes to Office and SharePoint products are cumulative. Any updated packages we ship (Word.msp, for example) contain Cumulative and Public updates to date. This’s an advantage of Automatic Updates that’s often unrecognized — keeping current significantly reduces the amount of testing necessary for Service Pack releases because those Public Updates already include the Cumulative Updates for the affected products / packages.”