The first public beta of service pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is released by Microsoft on Monday at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, Corporate Vice President of Windows & Windows Live.
For Windows 7, SP1 is simply a combination of updates already available through Windows Update and additional hotfixes based on feedback by customers and partners,no new features will be a part of this release.Business customers tell us that they are already seeing the benefit of deploying Windows 7, and industry analysts agree that there is no need to wait for SP1. In April this year an early copy of Windows 7 SP1 surfaced on the Internet. The build leaked to file sharing sites. SP1 is also rumoured to include USB 3.0 support and enhanced Bluetooth/Wi-Fi stacks but None of this has been confirmed yet by Microsoft.Of course the update isn’t final yet,We can still look forward to these new new features.
While desktop Windows 7 is looking mainly like a rollup of hotfixes, the update for Server 2008 R2 is more substantive. The new features in SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 benefit Windows 7 by providing a richer Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) experience.Server will be getting the new RemoteFX feature which can deliver high-definition video, the full Aero interface, and even high-end apps like AutoCAD to remote clients using a new codec that runs in hardware or software. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will also include a feature dubbed “Dynamic Memory” that lets IT staff adjust guest virtual machines’ memory on the fly.
Microsoft also delivered a beta of Exchange Server 2010 SP1 today(which can be downloaded from the Microsoft site). Previously, the company has said the final of its next mail server software would release before the end of the year.
To try the new service pack for Windows 7 and windows Server 2008 R2, you have to pretend to be either a developer, or an IT professional. You’ll also need a final copy of Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2. To download the beta Service Packs, head over to the TechNet Evaluation Center.. Let us know if you give it a shot.