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:
Office 2013 SP1. Covers these applications:
|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:
- Security and Non-Security Updates for January 2014 – Released January 14, 2014
- Office 2013 December 2013 Cumulative Update (KB 2912738) – Released December 10, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for December 2013 (KB 2916204) – Released December 10, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for November 2013 – Released November 12, 2013
- Office 2013 October 2013 Cumulative Update – Released October 8, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for October 2013 – Released October 8, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for September 2013 – Released September 10, 2013
- Office 2013 August 2013 Cumulative Update – Released August 13, 2013
- Non-Security Updates for August 2013 – Released August 13, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for July 2013 – Released July 9, 2013
- Office 2013 June 2013 Cumulative Update – Released June 11, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for June 2013 – Released June 11, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for May 2013 – Released May 14, 2013
- Office 2013 April 2013 Cumulative Update – Released April 9, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for April 2013 – Released April 9, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for March 2013 – Released March 12, 2013
- Office 2013 February 2013 Cumulative Update – Released February 12, 2013
- Non-Security Updates for February 2013 – Released February 12, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for January 2013 – Released January 8, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for December 2012 – Released December 11, 2012
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.