Microsoft today released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2013. This update KB2817430, “improves security, performance, and stability” of Office 2013 and also contains roll up of all previous updates of the popular software suite.
The SP1 currently applies to the following products:
- Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013
- Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013
- Microsoft Office Personal 2013
- Microsoft Office Professional 2013
- Microsoft Office Professional Academic 2013
- Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013
- Microsoft Office Standard 2013
As you can see, SP1 for versions installed with Office 365 subscriptions hasn’t been released yet. According to Win Super Site, “those SP1 updates will ship with the next rev of updates for those subscriptions”.
“Office 2013 SP1 improves compatibility with Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 11 and modern hardware, such as high-DPI devices and precision touchpads. It also provides new apps for Office capabilities and APIs for third-party developers. In addition, Office 2013 SP1 includes all of the monthly security updates that were released through January 2014, and all the Cumulative Updates that were released through December 2013. It also includes all of the previously unreleased fixes that include general product fixes, as well as improvements in stability, performance, and security,” Thurrott writes.
How to Install Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
At the time of this writing, you can install Office 2013 SP1 only by downloading the update and installing it manually. An easier way is to do it automatically through Windows Update on your system, but the pack isn’t on the list of currently available updates through it. It’s expected to arrive in the next 30 days.
To install it manually you can go to the page of the 32-bit or 64-bit KB2817430, hit the Download button, download SP1 and run installation process on your computer. Microsoft notes that you’ll have to restart your PC after you apply this update.