Windows 7 First Service Pack SP1 Now Available

Microsoft has released its first service pack for Windows 7, which includes all previous updates as well as some additional hotfixes based on customer feedback.

According to the company, most of the software updates in the SP1 have already been released via Windows Updates. The Windows 7 SP1 comes with other tweaks and enhancements that will make the system more secure and stable, Microsoft said.

The SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 which has been released alongside the Windows 7 SP1, also brings two new additions to the platform: Remote FX and Dynamic Memory.

RemoteFX is designed to bring a rich media experience to a virtualised desktop running on Windows 7. Dynamic Memory is designed to let users allocate memory resources to virtual machines based on their requirements.

Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in history, securing nearly 14% of the global OS market after just 7 months, based on figures from Net Applications for June 2010.

IT Professionals can download the public beta from the Microsoft's Technet site, where you can find the download and other key deployment and support tools. The Windows 7 SP1 will be on general release in the first half of 2011 via the usual channels.