1 was released today on the Microsoft Download Center for Office, Project Server, Fast Search, and 2010. The “Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010” white paper and the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Office servers Service Pack 1 Changes.xlsx describes in detail features that are included in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Briefly, service pack 1 for SharePoint includes:

  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2011 Code Name “Denali”
  • Shallow copy functionality
  • Improvements to storage management (StorMan.aspx)
  • Cascading filters for Performance Point services
  • Recycle bin: Lets you restore a site collection or a web that was deleted
  • Remote Backup Systems (RBS) and shallow copy can decrease downtime and increase efficiency by moving pointers to databases instead of moving databases
  • You can see which folders are taking up valuable space with the improved Storage Management feature in site settings
  • Integrated community content in the Access Application Part Gallery.
  • Better alignment between Project Server and SharePoint Server browser support.
  • Improved backup / restore functionality for SharePoint Server
  • The Word Web Application extends printing support to “Edit Mode.”
  • Project Professional now synchronizes scheduled tasks with SharePoint task lists.
  • Internet Explorer 9 “Native” support for Office Web Applications and SharePoint
  • Office Web Applications Support for Chrome
  • Inserting Charts into Excel Workbooks using Excel Web Application
  • Support for searching PPSX files in Search Server
  • Visio Fixes scaling issues and arrowhead rendering errors with SVG export
  • Proofing Tools improve spelling suggestions in Canadian English, French, Swedish and European Portuguese.
  • Previously unreleased fixes
  • Previous SharePoint Server 2010 updates that were released through June 2011, and all the cumulative updates that were released through April 2011s
  • Previous updates that were released through June 2011, and all the cumulative updates that were released through April 2011

Server Pack 1 Download Links

Below are the links for service pack 1 for SharePoint, Fast Search, Project, and Office 2010:


It is recommend that you always install SharePoint Foundation 2010 patches before you install SharePoint Server 2010 patches. Additionally, you should always test updates on your development and staging environments before try it on production. Make sure you have an outage and disaster recovery plan to cover all your bases. The recommended order of installation is as follows:

Update Foundation first:

Then SharePoint Server:

Then run the Configuration Wizard (PSConfig) one time on all boxes. After you have successfully updated SharePoint, you can install any related product downloads below:

SharePoint Designer 2010

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Client Object Model Redistributable

Indexing Connector for Documentum

Microsoft Fast Search

Microsoft Project 2010

Microsoft Office 2010

Check out the official blog of the Office Sustained Engineering and Release team for more information on service pack 1 for SharePoint 2010.


About Author

Christine Weaver has been the technical lead on projects designing, developing, deploying, supporting, and delivering solutions for SharePoint since 2003. Christine’s knowledge and experience leans heavily on her 10+ years as a software consultant and from being a Microsoft certified professional. Christine has been a regular presenter at TechDays Canada and runs the Halifax SharePoint User Group.

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