Microsoft announced the next service pack for Office 2010, rolling out over the next few months.
Office 2013 users have lots of nonsecurity updates to install now, and it’s time for all Windows users to update .NET Framework.
Microsoft Office 2010 gets Service Pack 2
As noted on an Office Sustained Engineering Team blog, Microsoft has just released Service Pack 2 for Office 2010. The entire list of fixes and changes, available in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet, includes rollups of all cumulative updates through April plus public updates released through May.
Microsoft plans to roll out Office 2010 SP2 through Microsoft/Windows Update over the next 90 days. You should see the update offered, but not checked for downloading and installing. If you’re using Office 2010’s “Click to run” deployment (typically, retail versions of Office), Service Pack 2 will be streamed to you beginning in August.
Admins who use the Windows Software Updating Service (WSUS) should find the update synched with their servers, ready for approval and deployment.
In additional to Office 2010 SP2, expect service packs for Access 2010 runtime, SharePoint 2010, Groove Server, various Office filter packs, tools, language packs, etc.
Also keep in mind that even though you might be running a 64-bit version of Windows, you probably have a 32-bit version of Office 2010. So don’t be surprised if you receive the 32-bit version of SP2 (see Figure 1).