Microsoft plans to roll out Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in July.

Now that Microsoft’s Windows 7 is being recognized quite well by the consumers, for its ease of use, enhanced security, and improved connectivity options, most of the Companies, Small to Medium Business (SMB) owners are waiting for the Service Pack 1(SP1), which has the updates and issues fixes, so that they can get the latest of the Windows 7. However, Microsoft is coaxing the SMB owners to grab a copy of the Windows 7 Operating System right now, rather than waiting for the SP1, by vowing that Windows 7 SP1 contains just the minor fixes based on the feedbacks from some of its critical partners and customers.

On Day 1 of the Tech Ed conference conducted at New Orleans, Microsoft announced the release of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 by the end of July, 2010. While announcing that, the Software Giant also declares that, about 100 million Windows 7 licenses are already sold out and that many users have given positive feedbacks about the Windows 7 deployment.  Therefore, users can readily deploy the Windows 7 Operating System right away and avail the updates using the ‘Windows Update’ option.

In line with Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 will also be released and that has few updates relating to Desktop Virtualization.  That means an improved Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), which enables easy accessing and sharing of data, and files from a data center in a network irrespective of the machine whether it is a laptop or a desktop. Two new features will be incorporated in the Windows Server 2008 R2 are 1. Microsoft RemoteFX  2. Dynamic Memory.

With the ‘Microsoft Remote FX’ feature in Windows Server 2008 R2, end users get a novel experience of Remote Desktop Computing, where they can access and share data from a central server,  securely on a local-like desktop over a network via a rich VDI(Virtual Desktop Interface).  This exponentially increases the end-user productivity in a robust remote network.

Cost-effective management of resources on the internet platform is a major challenge, when Internet based applications are growing day- by- day.  There is a need for a superior platform to manage resources effectively and share data securely. Here is where the Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper can make a huge difference! Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper reduces cost of the companies by virtualizing both the Desktop as well as the Server environments. It automatically offers better server scaling at peak loads and lessens the administrative services cost. ‘Dynamic Memory’ feature that is packaged in with the soon to be released Windows Server 2008 R2 helps the server in a better Memory Management. I.e., Based on the need of each Virtual Machine (VM), the Windows server will be able to allocate memory dynamically.

The above two new  Windows Server 2008 R2 feature are designed specifically for Windows 7 OS and only consumers who want to deploy and benefit from VDI (Virtual Desktop Interface) require these new features.

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