Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) thus fuelling rumors of its availability to the users soon. The information about it being sent to OEM’s was available through Microsoft’s Russian Technet website.
Windows 7 SP1 will be including a software pack for windows server 2008 R2 and workstation virtualization, also software for Microsoft Dynamic Memory which will allow Windows Server Hyper-V to dynamically allocate more or less memory as required to each virtual device. Software for Remote FX graphics are expected to be delivered soon. RemoteFX brings a boost to 3D applications and also helps deployment of Windows 7 through virtual machines using this technology. RemoteFX was acquired after the acquisition of Calista Technologies by Microsoft. Microsoft still insists these are ‘enhancements’ rather than new features. It is also rumored to include support for more third party federation services, better HDMI device support. The service pack is to look into several serious performances related bugs that might have crept into the original pack.
It is essentially a collection of security and other reliability patches which have already been previously released in the form of updates to the operating system. The first version of service pack has already been shipped to Original Equipment Manufacturers. This was reported in by TechNet through Microsoft’s Russian windows visualization team.
Microsoft Windows ensures software security of its Operating Systems and releases updates on the second Tuesday of every month and also frequent Service packs.
Judging by the time Microsoft took for the first service pack for Windows Vista an early 2011 release seems a good bet.
Windows 7 is one of Microsoft’s success stories that it will harp on for time to come. Microsoft will ensure that this success story is carried forward unblemished. Also among users it has been well received and they are eagerly awaiting the Service Pack release. It had received a tremendous reception among users as compared to the Windows Vista. Windows Vista had such a poor reception that it was common for people to downgrade to XP however Vista and Windows 7 were both duly optimized for multicore CPUs and hard core performance in running heavy duty applications. Windows 7 also trumps Vista in booting with XP coming a close second and Vista a miserable third. Windows 7 delivered excellent results and proved its might by beating or coming close to the performance of the lightweight XP in just about every category of performance testing the three Operating Systems can be subjected to.
It comes as no surprise that many are waiting for the launch of a service pack and wondering how Microsoft can further enhance the Windows 7 experience. Sevrice Pack 1 is going to be available in the market soon to answer all such queries.