Two years after releasing the first Service Pack for Office 2010, Microsoft today released the final version of Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 and is now available for download. As you probably know, the software giant had released the beta version of Office SP2 in the first week of April.
According to the Office blog, SP2 not only addresses security and performance but also improves compatibility with Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, Office 2013, and SharePoint 2013. So if you have installed Microsoft Office 2010 on Windows 8 or 8.1, and experiencing any issues, this Service Pack should address them.
The Service Pack 2 includes all cumulative and public updates that have released since the release of Office 2010 SP1, which happened about two years back. It also includes all previously unreleased fixes.
Users who have been running Office 2010 can either download Service Pack 2 installer from Download Center or download the same via Windows Update. As of today, SP2 is available as an optional update but after a 90-day period, it will be offered as an automatic update.
Those of you are interested in slipstreaming Service Pack 2 into your Office 2010 setup, follow the step-by-step instructions provided in our how to slipstream or integrate Service Pack into Office 2010 guide. You can visit the Office blog to get the full list of changes in SP2.
The download size of 32-bit installer is 638 MB and 64-bit installer is 730 MB. If you have installed previously released beta version of SP2, you may need to uninstall the same before installing the final one.