Windows 7 is the newest Operating System of Microsoft built for use on Personal Computers home and business both, Laptops Netbooks tablets etc. Windows 7 was released in Oct 2009 with its server counterpart Windows Server 2008 R2.
Microsoft in its FAQs had stated that Windows Service Pack will be released in first half of 2011.
With the release of an update for users of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft has added fuel to rumors of Windows 7 Service pack ready for release. The Update KB976902 is stated as “a component required to install service packs”. It should be available in 1 or 2 weeks at the earliest. It is supposed to include 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. Also remote FX graphics are expected to be delivered at the end of the month. 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. They might also inckude support for more third party federation services, better HDMI device support. The service pack is to look into several serious performance related bugs.
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.
Windows 7 has been well received and its users are eagerly awaiting the Service Pack release. It has been a tremendous success 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 can Microsoft further enhance the Windows 7 experience.