Microsoft's first attempt to improve Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with a service pack was shown off to some chums recently, one of whom appears to have made it available to all and sundry on the wibblesome web
The Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta Build 7601.16562.100603-1800, which also covers Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, has popped up in some of the usual places and may or may not be rigged with a spot of malware, just to keep you on your toes.
Windows Server 2008 R2 includes a bunch of new features addressing virtualisation and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and RemoteFX, which Microsoft says will "bring a rich, connected user experience to the virtual desktop market enable organizations to realise the greatest possible potential from their infrastructure."
The Windows 7 service pack is expected to be even less exciting but may include USB 3.0 support and improvements to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi handling.
Microsoft has promised to release a public beta of Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 by the end of July.