First things first. Here’s where you can download everything:
The Service Pack has been long awaited and long expected. I posted about the Service Pack when Microsoft blogged about it, then followed up again recently with notice that it still hadn’t released yet, even though “early 2014” was running out.
ZDNet was on top of the details regarding Outlook and Sharepoint Updates. Here’s a list of updates from their post.
For Office client and SharePoint Server, here’s a partial list of what’s included in SP1:
- Compatibility fixes for Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11 for client and for Windows Server 2012 R2 for server
- Better support for modern hardware, such as high DPI devices and the precision touchpad.
- New 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
- Improvements to the Click-to-Run virtualization technology that installs and updates Office 365 desktop applications.
- SkyDrive Pro is now OneDrive for Business
We’ll be upgrading at least one of our clients right away so we can take advantage of a number of new features and some bug fixes. Look for a follow up of how the upgrade goes.