Announcing the release of Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013



We’re delighted to announce that Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 family of products is available today! In this post, we’ll talk about how to get SP1 and the improvements you can expect in the service pack.

How to get SP1

The SP1 updates for the Windows Installer (MSI) versions of the Office 2013 desktop products, and for the SharePoint 2013 server products, are available from the Microsoft Download Center today, as well as from Microsoft Update and the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) catalog. After a 30-day period, SP1 will begin releasing as an automatic update through Microsoft Update. If you have the Click-to-Run (non-MSI) version of Office, you will be prompted to update within the next two weeks, or you can follow the instructions on the click-to-run support page to update now.

Visit these KB articles for more information on the SP1 updates for the MSI versions and how to get them:

Update KB Article

Office 2013 SP1. Covers these applications:

  • Access
  • Excel
  • InfoPath
  • Lync
  • OneNote
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Word


Project 2013 SP1 2817433
Visio 2013 SP1 2817443
SharePoint Designer 2013 SP1 2817441
SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 2817429
Project Server 2013 SP1 2817434
Office Web Apps Server 2013 SP1 2817431
All other desktop products and language packs 2850036 
All other server products and language packs 2850035


SP1 for Exchange Server 2013 is also releasing today. Visit the Exchange team blog to learn more about it.

What’s new in SP1?

SP1 provides fixes to improve general stability, functionality, and security in Office, SharePoint Server, and related products. Among the functionality improvements and changes are the following:

  • 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.

A detailed list of SP1 fixes is available for download. Additionally, SP1 includes all the Public Updates (PU) and Cumulative Updates (CU) that have been released since the 2013 family of products first became available, up to the December 2013 CU and January 2014 PU. These are listed in the following KB articles:

How to tell if you have SP1 installed

In order to determine if SP1 is installed for Office 2013 or a related product, look for the program version in the list of installed programs in the Programs and Features control panel. If SP1 is installed, the version will be 15.0.4569.1506 or higher. Additionally, if you’ve installed the SP1 update for an MSI product, SP1 will be listed in Installed Updates in that same control panel.


Category: News; How to do; Servers
Published: 2/26/2014 19:56

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