Download Office 2013 Service Pack 1 – Now available

Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 for Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Exchange Server 2013 and you should be able to see it being offered by your Microsoft Updates any day. This Service Pack 1 will deliver expanded functionality, greater stability, security enhancements and improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

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While I can currently see it being offered by my Windows 8.1 , Microsoft says that Office 2013 customers will begin to get notifications of SP1 availability through Windows Update within the next 30 days.

Customers who have an Office 365 subscription, have nothing to do as they are always kept up to date and will get the SP1 changes automatically in their next regular update.

Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint 2013 customers can download SP1 at the Microsoft download center.

Office 2013 Service Pack 1 new features:

  1. Better compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11.
  2. New apps for Office capabilities and APIs for developers.
  3. Better support for high DPI devices, precision touchpad and other modern hardware.
  4. SkyDrive Pro is now OneDrive for Business.
  5. Fixes Can’t hear the first few words that a callee speaks when they answer a call in Lync 2013
  6. Fixes The “Program Events” sound setting is reset to the default value after you restart Lync 2013
  7. Fixes Can’t rotate the screen orientation of a video window in a Lync 2013 video conference on a Windows 8.1-based device
  8. Fixes issue, A pie chart clock icon appears in the “Conversations” tab as a meeting icon in Lync 2013
  9. 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 Pro Plus subscription customers.
  10. Improvements to the Click-to-Run virtualization technology that installs and updates Office 365 desktop applications.
  11. Includes previously released updates and fixes.

Office 2013 Service Pack 1 direct download links

If you want to manually download and install the Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 visit these links:

32-Bit Edition | 64-Bit Edition.

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