Friday, February 11, 2011

Windows 7 SP1 release on Feb 22, 2011

The long wait is over! Microsoft just confirmed the public release of Wndows 7 Sp1 (Service Pack 1) on February 22, 2011. Basically the service pack is just a collection of Windows update plus some additional addons. In the case of Windows 7 most of the service pack contents is already provided via Windows update (if you regularly update your system).

For Windows 2008 they added Remote FX and Dynamic Memory which are two new virtualization features enabled in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Windows 7 and Server 2008 schedule of release:

  •  February 16th Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will be available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers as well as Volume License customers.
  • February 22nd, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will become generally available for folks to download via the Microsoft Download Center and available on Windows Update.
Source: Windows Blog

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