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New Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Packs Roll Out 44

Posted by Soulskill
from the packed-with-services dept.
jones_supa writes "While service packs are out of style for the Windows operating system, Microsoft has pushed out another service pack (SP2) for both Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 products. According to the company, they provide key updates and fixes across servers, services and applications including security, stability, and performance enhancements and better compatibility with Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, Office 2013, and SharePoint 2013. The updates are available through Windows Update and as separate downloads."
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New Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Packs Roll Out

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  • sharepoint (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward

    Is anybody happy with using sharepoint?

  • Please note... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by FaxeTheCat (1394763) on Wednesday July 24, 2013 @04:22AM (#44368463)
    ...there is already a site more or less dedicated to announcements about Microsoft Service Packs. It is called Microsoft.com, and I think most people around here know about it, so we do not need another one.
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      ...there is already a site more or less dedicated to announcements about Microsoft Service Packs. It is called Microsoft.com, and I think most people around here know about it, so we do not need another one.

      Did you complain about the /. article announcing the latest update to Apache OpenOffice [slashdot.org] yesterday, or is that different?

      Also, I can't help but feel you've missed the point of aggregator sites like Slashdot. Part of their purpose is saving you from having to constantly monitoring a pile of different sites for their version of news.

      • Also, I can't help but feel you've missed the point of aggregator sites like Slashdot. Part of their purpose is saving you from having to constantly monitoring a pile of different sites for their version of news.

        Anybody running an MS infrastructure who is getting MS product news from /. have a serious issue with priorities.

        • by Anonymous Coward

          Anybody running an MS infrastructure who is getting MS product news from /. have a serious issue with priorities.

          Why, because you couldn't possibly read /. and get the update news from somewhere else? Besides, that argument applies just as well to the aforementioned Apache OpenOffice article. Why read /. for updates on that when you could just read the Apache website every day? Did you have a problem with the many articles on Slashdot about what MS was doing with Win8's UI? Or are product announcements from MS OK when the general opinion is that the new product is a train-wreck?

          I really hate to sound like I'm defen

        • Re:Please note... (Score:5, Insightful)

          by Gadget_Guy (627405) on Wednesday July 24, 2013 @07:53AM (#44369065)

          Anybody running an MS infrastructure who is getting MS product news from /. have a serious issue with priorities.

          Here's a quick tip to make Slashdot more efficient for you. If you don't want to read about updates to Microsoft products, just skip over the story and read the next one. That way you can filter out the articles that don't interest you while those people who don't want to spend every day with their eyes glued to Microsoft's website can still get the information that they need. Remember that it is supposed to be "News for nerds" and not "News for FaxeTheCat".

          The mistake that you made here today was wasting your time writing five posts to say that this topic doesn't interest you.

          • by hairyfeet (841228)

            Hell you don't even have to do that as /. has built in filters that let you block any stories you don't want, this is how I keep from seeing the majority of Linux articles, just check the boxes, add a few keywords (in my case words like Redhat and Ubuntu, in this guys case words like Microsoft, Sharepoint,etc) and voila! No more crap you don't care about.

            Now if there was only a way to filter out AC posts while not blocking registered users that were downmodded by groupthink I'd say this place was perfect,

      • Did you complain about the /. article announcing the latest update to Apache OpenOffice [slashdot.org] yesterday, or is that different?

        One is about a new major version, the other is about service packs on products which are not even the latest version...?

    • I shall point to both your comment and kernel.org when there's another Slashdot story abut a Linux kernel point release or indeed another OpenOffice or LibreOffice point release.

    • by westlake (615356)

      ...there is already a site more or less dedicated to announcements about Microsoft Service Packs. It is called Microsoft.com,

      As an reader, you have the option of ignoring stories about systems and software you don't like. As a publisher, Slashdot can't afford to ignore the 90% of its potential audience that has a personal or professional interest in news about MS Office and Windows.

      • As an reader, you have the option of ignoring stories about systems and software you don't like. As a publisher, Slashdot can't afford to ignore the 90% of its potential audience that has a personal or professional interest in news about MS Office and Windows.

        First: I actually like Office. SharePoint not so much, but it does the job. I use them both all the time.
        Second: As a reader I have the option of telling /. that I do not think updates to old versions of MS software is newsworthy on /.
        /. cannot afford not to take into consideration that if they lower the standard on what submissions are accepted, they may lose readers.

    • So when you go to www.microsoft.com (which I am sure you made your homepage and check every day by the sounds of your tone), a news item or popup alerts you that a service pack is available?

      Oh wait, that doesn't happen because m$.com is a marketing site not a tech news site. I for one was informed by these sorts of posts as one cannot possibly keep up with every vendor one has to maintain. Unless one is doing no real work and sits around reading vendor web pages all day.

  • by jargonburn (1950578) on Wednesday July 24, 2013 @04:52AM (#44368523)
    I mean, yes, the service pack is claim to improve compatibility with Microsoft's most recent cop-out of an OS. In my experience, people buy new copies Office infrequently enough [anecdotal evidence is not a citation] to warrant a little extra effort on their part. This is probably in part additional groundwork to convince people to upgrade to Windows 8.1/Blue as it comes to the market.

    Probably the most important bits are the updating the Web Apps and improved compatibility with IE10. IE10 is usually fine, I can almost forget that it's not IE9....unless one of the irritating bugs occurs with it on one of my clients' machines. (To be fair, I can't say I've noticed those problems with it in Windows 8, only with Windows 7 machines that have had IE10 installed).
    Still, I just don't think this was worth posting to Slashdot.

    On another note, this bit at the end of the article caught my eye:

    Even though these releases are service packs, and designed to fix problems, Microsoft has listed a couple of known issues associated with installing them...Microsoft recommends installing a particular update first...on a computer that has Windows Server 2003 SP2

    And yet, they still couldn't be bothered to add in logic to detect the described circumstance and include that particular update as a prerequisite to the service pack.
    Just....*ugh*.

  • One good thing (Score:3, Interesting)

    by cellocgw (617879) <cellocgw&gmail,com> on Wednesday July 24, 2013 @08:40AM (#44369307) Journal

    On the bright side: a Service Pack couldn't possibly make Office2010 any worse than it already is. (or COULD it? creepy music...)

    I mean, really: do you know how embarrassing it is to send a finished document to your boss, have him throw it up on the screen in a review meeting, and see the formatting fouled up, all because his Office default is set to load the default Styles from his template, rather than stick with the ones in the (corporate template based) incoming document?

    • by tibit (1762298)

      If you mean it's embarrassing to the boss, then sure, I agree. Can't help them all.

  • A quick search hasn't turned up the answer: do I need to have Office 2010 SP1 installed for SP2 to go, or can I skip straight to SP2 from the gold release?

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