(The Hosting News) – On Tuesday, Microsoft announced the release of Service Pack 1 for Office 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Exchange Server 2013 clients.
According to Microsoft’s Office blog, SP1 offers stability, security enhancements, and upgraded compatibility to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
Some of the functionality improvements and changes include compatibility fixes for Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11, new apps for Office capability, APIs for developers, Power Map for Excel, improvements on Click-to-Run, and the switch of SkyDrive Pro to OneDrive for business.
Additionally, SP1 includes all public updates that Microsoft has released since Office 2013 became available.
Office users will begin to receive notifications about the Service Pack within the next 30 days through Windows Update, while Exchange Server and SharePoint customers can download it through the Microsoft download center.
“We are gradually rolling out the update to click-to-run users of Office 2013 and Office 365. We expect to make the update visible to all users by the time of the March Public Update (March 11th). To manually start the installation on a computer that hasn’t been updated, you can perform Online Repair or toggle the “Enable Updates” option in My Account under the File menu,” writes Microsoft’s Chris Schneider.
For more information on Service Pack 1, click here.