Microsoft has released the first Service Pack for their 2013 version of Office and all of its connected software.
Today we’ve released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the 2013 set of Office products including Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Exchange Server 2013. SP1 delivers greater stability, expanded functionality, security enhancements and improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Office 2013 customers will begin to get notifications of SP1 availability through Windows Update within the next 30 days. Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint 2013 customers can download SP1 at the Microsoft download center. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, you are always on the most up-to-date version of Office products so you are all set!
According to the Office Updates blog Office 2013 SP1 will become an automatic update on Windows Update in 30 days.
So what has been updated/changed in Office 2013 SP1?
- Compatibility fixes for Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11.
- Better support for modern hardware, such as high DPI devices and the precision touchpad.
- New apps for Office capabilities and 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. You can learn more about Power Map general availability on the Power BI Blog.
- 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 encompasses the following applications:
- OneDrive for Business
- SharePoint Designer
- SharePoint Server
- Project Server
- Office Web Apps Server
Download the complete list of all the changes in SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center.