The last we heard of SP1 for Windows was the rumor started by Microsoft’s Russia site. But now it is official -as of today, Microsoft has released the OEM version of Windows 7 SP1 to PC manufacturers around the world. Also included in the release is the first service pack for Windows Sever 2008 R2. This coming Wednesday, February 16, TechNet and MSDN subscribers will be able to download SP1.
The service pack will publicly be available on Tuesday (Microsoft’s notorious update day) February 22nd. SP1 will be distributed publicly via Windows Update and the Microsoft Download site for anyone with a genuine copy of Windows. The new build version is 7601.17514.101119-1850.
According to the Microsoft Windows Server Team announcement, there are two new key features that you’ll find in SP1; Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX. Dynamic Memory is an upgrade for Hyper-V that improves virtual machine density without compromising security. RemoteFX is a new technology that virtualizes graphic processing on the server, which will allow you to run rich media and 3D content on machines that you remote desktop into.