Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 RC Released

Microsoft has quietly released the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate, which is now available for download.

The SP 1 release candidate has been made available for download along side Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1, the company said in a blog post.

According the company, the Windows 7 SP 1 RC is the last public beta build to be released before the company releases the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version for duplication and mass production.

“While Windows 7 SP1 will enable PCs to take advantage of these server-based features to provide a more scalable and richer VDI experience for end users, there are no additional new features specific to Windows 7,” Microsoft spokesperson Brandon LeBlanc wrote on the blog.

The Windows 7 SP 1 will come with some security fixes and minor non-security updates that were released via Windows Updates.

The only significant changes that come with SP 1 are Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX, related to Windows Server 2008 R2 virtualisation technologies.