Windows 7 And Server 2008 SP1 Coming 22 Feb

Software giant Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to manufacturers, and said it will be made available to the public in a couple of weeks time.

In a blog post, the company said that the Service Pack 1 update will be made generally available to the public on 22 February.

The Windows 7 SP1 update will bring some minor security updates to the operating system, some of which that have already been released via Windows Update.

SP1 will also include support for RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory.

The RemoteFX feature will allow users to virtualise the Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) on the server to bring rich media and 3D to VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructures), while Dynamic Memory has been designed to enhance the Windows Server’s Hyper-V feature.

Dynamic Memory will allow administrators to increase the virtual machine density without compromising its security, scalability and performance.

"Together, these technologies will drive down the end-point cost and reduce endpoint power consumption to as little as a few watts," said Microsoft in the blog.