At TechEd this morning, the Microsoft Office team announced that Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 is expected to be available at the end of June. At first, SP1 will be offered as a manual download from Microsoft Update but, after 90 days, it will be available via Automatic Update. SP1 will contain updates that improve stability, performance, and security. Below is a sampling of SP1 updates:

  • Better IE9 browser experience
  • Improved Web Apps functionality and SharePoint database performance
  • Updates to all 40 SKU languages for Office, including Galician, Basque, Catalan, Serbian Cyrillic
  • Updates to Access 2010, FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, Office Web Apps, Project 2010, and Search Server 2010, and Visio 2010

For more about SP1, please refer to the Office blog post, SharePoint blog post, and the Project blog post.

In other TechEd news, the Exchange team has announced the virtualization scenarios that Exchange 2010 will support. Check out the Exchange Team Blog for additional information.