Microsoft Set To Release Windows 7 SP1 Beta

Software giant Microsoft has begun to invite selected users to test a beta version of its upcoming Windows 7 OS and Windows Server 2008 R8 Service Pack 1.

The beta version of the service pack is set for wider release by the end of this month.

An email invite sent by Microsoft to selected to users said: “You are receiving this invitation based on the quality of feedback you have provided on previous Windows programs.”

The email users also informed that the Service Pack would be available in English, German, Japanese, French and Spanish.

The company further announced that the SP1 for Windows 7 would come with the traditional hotfix patches, and that SP1 for Windows

Server 2008 R8 would come with enhanced virtualisation tools including RemoteFX, which will offer a 3D graphical interface to remote users.

The company had first revealed plans to release the Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R8 at the Tech Ed conference last week.