Microsoft Quietly Releases SP1 for Office 2013, Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013

Today Microsoft released several important software updates – the most important are the Office 2013 SP1 and SharePoint 2013 SP1 (for On Premise servers). 

 

Atidan’s IT team will be working with all of our clients who manage desktop software through Intune to ensure smooth distribution and updates for Office 2013 products.

 

Atidan’s SharePoint team will work with affected customers who run SharePoint 2013 On Premise to begin the testing and installation process.  SharePoint Online users will get these changes automatically in the next regular update.

 

Please let us know if we can answer any questions or assist you!

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Today, February 25, Microsoft is making good on its promise and making SP1 available for its latest Office client, SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013. SP1 includes a variety of stability, security and functionality updates and fixes across the Office family.

For Office client and SharePoint Server, here’s a partial list of what’s included in SP1:

  • Compatibility fixes for Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11 for client and for Windows Server 2012 R2 for server
  • Better support for modern hardware, such as high DPI devices and the precision touchpad.
  • New APIs for developers.
  • Power Map for Excel, a 3D visualization tool for mapping, exploring, and interacting with geographical and temporal data in Excel, is now available to Office 365 ProPlus subscription customers
  • Improvements to the Click-to-Run virtualization technology that installs and updates Office 365 desktop applications.
  • SkyDrive Pro is now OneDrive for Business

Office 2013 SP1 also includes all public updates and cumulative updates that Microsoft has released between the date when Office 2013 became available (fall 2013) through early this year.

Here’s a list of all the fixes in Office 2013 SP1 and SharePoint 2013 SP1.

The SP1 updates for the Windows Installer (MSI) versions of the Office 2013 desktop products and SharePoint 2013 Server available from the Microsoft Download Center, Windows Update and WSUS starting today. After a 30-day period, SP1 will begin releasing as an automatic update through Microsoft Update, Microsoft officials said. For those with Office 365, Microsoft will be including the SP1 changes automatically in their next regular update, Microsoft execs said.

Here’s the 32-bit version of Office 2013 SP1; here’s the 64-bit SP1 download.

Information above from ZD Net  http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-delivers-service-pack-1-for-office-2013-client-and-servers-7000026754/

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