On February 9, 2011, Microsoft for the first time delivered service pack for Windows 7 to the manufacturers of the original equipment. Consumers are to get the service packs for Windows 7 by next month that is March 2011. Prior to this step taken by Microsoft to deliver the service packs to original equipment manufacturers, Microsoft’s Russian branch first reported the update of the service packs for release to manufacturers and later on to retail customers.
The company plans to release the update to the consumers with the help of Windows Update. However the update with the Windows 7 service pack will be made available to the Tech Net subscribers and licensed customers of the company. The service pack for Windows 7 includes both the restructured adaptation of Microsoft’s isolated desktop client along with other hot fixes. The updated service pack also includes a dynamic memory support. This memory support is specially meant for Hyper V in the R2 version of Windows Server. Regarding this updated memory feature Michael Kleef, who holds a senior position in the technical team of the company, clarifies on the service blog of the company that the changed and enhanced memory of the service pack alone has increased the machine density within the companies’ parameters only.
The service blog of the company further highlights the importance of this change in the memory status of the updated version. The dynamic memory while allowing the increase in the machine density also retains the resources present without having to lose performance or efficiency. Microsoft itself tested the updated service in their lab and found that with Windows 7 SP1 there is a forty percent increase in the density of the machine. This achievement was possible only with the help of incorporating the dynamic memory change.
The other technology that has been incorporated in to the updated service pack of Windows7 is Remote FX. Remote FX facilitates the delivery of a rich user understanding for the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure as it provides a 3D virtual adapter along with intelligent codecs. It also has the ability to convey USB devices in virtual machines. Remote FX is integrated with the RDP protocol that makes it possible to share encryption as well as authentication and management along with providing device support. Remote FX also delivers a highly productive user experience for desktops that are session-based. Remote FX therefore virtualises the graphical processing unit and allows the thin client machines to run applications on its hardware that would not have been otherwise possible. This also helps in cutting down the electricity consumption of the machine.