Microsoft has released the Service Pack 1 (SP1) update for its Office 2013 set of products, delivering greater stability, security enhancements and improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
As detailed on Microsoft's Technet blog, Office 2013 users can get the SP1 update in several ways. Those who deployed it using the Windows Installer (MSI) can download it from the Microsoft Download Center, as well as from Microsoft Update and the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) catalogue.
However, if users have the Click-to-Run version of Office, which would have been streamed to their system, they will be prompted to update within the next two weeks. Alternatively, these users can follow instructions on the Click-to-Run support page.
Office 2013 SP1 will also be automatically pushed out through Microsoft Update within 30 days, the firm said.
The update delivers numerous fixes that improve general stability, functionality and security, Microsoft said.
These include compatibility fixes for Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11, improvements to the Click-to-Run virtualisation technology, and better support for modern hardware such as devices with definition displays.
The Power Map add-in for Excel, a 3D visualisation tool that forms part of Power BI for Office 365, is also now integrated natively as an Excel function available to Office 365 ProPlus subscription customers.
A detailed list of the entire set of SP1 fixes is available to download from Microsoft's site.
Meanwhile, Microsoft also released SP1 for Exchange Server 2013. This delivers enhanced security and compliance capabilities in Exchange Server 2013, including improvements in the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) feature and the return of S/MIME encryption for Outlook Web App users.
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