You may or may not know that Office 2013 is finally out and that Microsoft is pushing you to upgrade along with Windows 8. But for the rest of us who are “happy” with Office 2010 there is a new service pack on the way and you can test it out for yourself now if you can’t wait.
Microsoft has released the beta version of Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 that will fix some issues as well as help with performance. Although they haven’t listed exactly what it will do or fix, it is meant to improve compatibility with Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Internet Explorer 10 as well as bundle some unreleased fixes into the service pack itself.
We are not sure when the final service pack will be released but the beta is set to expire on December 31st of this year so we assume the final will be out before then. Service pack support for Office 2010 ended in July of last year and support for Office 2010 itself is set to go through October 2015 for mainstream support and up to 2020 for extended support.