In a world where everything is moving to the Cloud, it's nice to see something released for those that still adore being grounded. I imagine a scene, like those in movies, where a tragic air flight causes passengers to literally kiss the ground when the plane finally lands. Such is the way of the migration to the Cloud for many.

Touting close to 200 fixes, which includes all updates since SP1 released along with compatibility improvements for Windows 8, IE10, Office 2013, and SharePoint 2013, the SP2 is a beast. Office 2010 SP2 64-bit tops at over 740MB and SharePoint 2010 SP2 sits at almost 440MB. And, you'll be glad to know that there's not a single mention of "Cloud" or "Azure" in the SP2 changes list.

The service pack bits are all available for manual download today, however, 90 days from now SP2 will be available as an automatic update download from Microsoft Update.

Here's the download links*:

Access 2010 Runtime SP2

KB2687444

32-bit

64-bit

Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP SP2

KB2687445

 

64-bit

FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint SP2

KB2687446

 

64-bit

Groove Server 2010 SP2

KB2687448

 

64-bit

Office 2010 Filter Pack SP2

KB2687447

32-bit

64-bit

Office 2010 Language Pack SP2

KB2687449

32-bit

64-bit

Office 2010 SP2

KB2687455

32-bit

64-bit

Office Language Interface Pack 2010 SP2

KB2687450

See KB article

See KB article

Office Proofing Tools 2010 SP2

KB2687458

32-bit

64-bit

Office Web Apps 2010 SP2

KB2687470

 

64-bit

PowerPoint Viewer SP2

KB2687456

32-bit

 

Project 2010 SP2

KB2687457

32-bit

64-bit

Project Server 2010 SP2

KB2687452

 

64-bit

Search Server 2010 SP2

KB2687461

 

64-bit

Server Language Pack SP2

KB2687462

 

64-bit

SharePoint 2010 Indexing Connector for Documentum SP2

KB2687459

 

64-bit

SharePoint Designer 2010 SP2

KB2687463

32-bit

64-bit

SharePoint Foundation 2010 Client Object Model Redistributable SP2

KB2687467

32-bit

64-bit

SharePoint Foundation 2010 Language Pack SP2

KB2687466

 

64-bit

SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2

KB2687464

 

64-bit

SharePoint Server 2010 SP2

KB2687453

 

64-bit

Visio 2010 SP2

KB2687468

32-bit

64-bit

Visio Viewer 2010 SP2

KB2687469

32-bit

64-bit

 

*Source: The Microsoft Office blog