First service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

It’s not news that there will be a service pack for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2.  We don’t know when it will come (and I’ve been asked not to speculate…) – and we don’t know if there will be a public beta but there will be a service pack.

Here’s what Microsoft has announced so far:

  • The same service pack will be applicable for Windows server and client – i.e. for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 (just as with Vista/Server 2008 service packs).
  • SP1 will enable two key new features for Windows Server 2008 R2: Dynamic Memory for Hyper-V, allowing for dynamically adjusting RAM allocation between virtual machines; and RemoteFX, which is an enhancement for RDP for rich media and 3D.
  • For Windows 7, there are no significant changes in SP1 – it’s effectively an update rollup – there is no need to wait for service pack 1 before deploying!

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