Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Service Pack 1 coming for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010

The Microsoft Office Customer Programs Team sent messages to Office and SharePoint 2010 technical beta testers  on 10/26 requesting applications to participate in a forthcoming (calendar year 2010) Beta program for Service Pack 1:

Hello Valued Microsoft Customer,

We are contacting you about an opportunity to participate in an upcoming Beta testing program. You may be a previous tester of Microsoft products, or someone who has been nominated. Beta programs are unique ways to experience product updates and provide feedback to the development teams. Later this calendar year we will begin an invitation-only beta testing of the Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Service Packs contain product updates since the product released. We would like to invite you to participate in the private testing of that service pack.

Call to action

If you are interested in participating in this Beta, and if you are already using Office 2010 or SharePoint 2010, please complete the application survey by following the link below. Upon completing the survey, your participation status will be set to ‘pending’, while we review your submission. If you are selected to participate, you will receive a formal invitation to join the program. Due to the limited number of seats in this private Beta, we may not be able to accommodate all interested testers.

If you are already registered on Microsoft Connect, make sure to sign in with your existing registered Windows Live ID account to submit this survey. If you are not registered yet, you will be prompted to do so.

Hopefully, Service Pack 1 will enable Access 2010’s Macro-to-VBA Converter to work with embedded macros. This feature suffered from a regression bug that wasn’t fixed in the RTM version.

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