As of today, all of the SP2 updates are available from the Download Center at the links listed below as well as from Microsoft Update as a manual download. After a 90-day period, SP2 will be offered as an automatic update through Microsoft Update.
- Service Pack 2 also includes a roll-up of all Cumulative Updates through April 2013, and all Public Updates through May 2013. The list below is specific to changes shipping for the first time in SP2.
- Text for some list items describes a problem now fixed by SP2, while other items describe both the problem and the new behavior after installing SP2. Despite variations in phrasing, SP2 fixes all of the issues listed.
- SP2 also contains additional changes which are less visible, but improve various aspects of the product. This includes reducing crashes, improving security, and fixing other issues too specific to include in this list.