Microsoft releases first service pack for Office 2010
SP1 arrives as Office 365 pulls out of station
Microsoft released Office 2010 service pack 1 earlier this week, while it was trying to capture the world's attention with its cloudy Office 365 effort.
The company pushed out a private beta build of the code in November last year to a select bunch of testers through its MS Connect web portal.
Office 2010 SP1 arrives just one year after the original code was shipped to retailers and OEMs.
That's interesting given that a typical service pack release cycle at Redmond towers normally takes around 18 months to two years after the initial software launch.
But then, this package of updates and bug fixes isn't exactly huge.
Included in the release is official support for Google's Chrome browser when using Office web apps, while the company's own Internet Explorer 9 now gets Office web apps and SharePoint "Native" love. ®
I am liking Office 2010 so far - only had it a week, but the ribbon is cleaner and less cluttered than 2007 and I'm looking forward to trying the customisation options for the ribbon too. It's really not the done thing in these here parts I know, but I'm going on record as saying that Office 2010 is AOK. Especially since it opens all my Hindi-language ODT files ( created in various OpenOffice versions) without any hassle at all, while LibreOffice kept crashing on them.
Could just pick "Run all from disk" (or whatever) option rather than the "Install on first use" defaults.
Never seen that before
That's strange. Are you using a computer shared with multiple people? At least at institutions, when someone logs in, their profile is loaded and configured when they log on. Maybe that's what's happening; Office sees a clean slate when you log on so it thinks that it has to configure itself.