Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the release of SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1. Visit the Update Center on TechNet to learn more about this update and to keep up with updates for other Microsoft products. If you have SharePoint 2010 Foundation, you will want to install SP1 for SharePoint 2010 Foundation, then SP1 for SharePoint 2010 Foundation Language Pack if applicable. If you have SharePoint 2010 Server (Standard or Enterprise), you will want to install SP1 for SharePoint 2010 Foundation, the SP1 for SharePoint 2010 Foundation Language Pack (if applicable), SP1 for SharePoint 2010 Server, and SP1 for SharePoint 2010 Server Language Pack (if applicable). After you install SP1, you should also Install the June 2011 Cumulative Updates. (Also see http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2011/06/29/sharepoint-2010-sp1-and-the-june-cumulative-update-for-sharepoint-2010.aspx)
As usual, the Office 2010 updates were released in conjunction with the SharePoint 2010 updates. It’s a great idea to update Office, too, especially if you use the SharePoint 2010 desktop products that are contained in the Office 2010 suites.
Last Friday (June 24), our Evansville SharePoint Users Group co-sponsored a Windows 7 Phone “Hackathon.” It was a great time and there were some interesting app ideas. I bring it up, because it was great to see the integration included with SharePoint, Office, Dynamics CRM, and Office 365 in the upcoming Windows Phone 7 update code-named “Mango.”
Speaking of Office 365, it was officially launched to the public this week! It is not a bad deal for individuals and companies of all sizes. It is all written on SharePoint, so you can customize it using familiar SharePoint tools. Take a look at Office 365. What a week!