Office 2010: SP1 available in June, support for Web Apps by Chrome to be included
May 17th, 2011 - 03:26 pm ET by J. G.
Microsoft has announced the first Office 2010 service pack will be released in June. This event will also be used to make support of Web Apps for Google Chrome official.
While the Windows 7 operating system may have already received its first Service Pack, this is not yet the case for Microsoft’s other leading product – the Office 2010 suite for Windows. This SP1 will be available towards the end of June.
While the lightened Web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote are already functional with the Google Chrome browser (and also accessible without Office 2010), the Office 2010 SP1 is also a good occasion to announce that these functions will be officially supported.
The Office 2010 SP1 (and SharePoint 2010) has already been presented as a collection of minor updates, including those already publically released. Microsoft has nevertheless released a non-exhaustive list of corrections and improvements which can be expected:
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 SP2