After nearly two and a half years of being on the market, Microsoft has officially rolled out the the first Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack.
Unlike Service Packs of previous Windows operating systems (Vista we are looking at you) the Windows 7 update is largely a compilation of hot-fixes (750) and security (39) updates, rather than an effort to improve functionality or performance.
Service Pack 1 for Server 2008 R2 has added two new features to the OS, Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX. ”Dynamic Memory allows for memory on a host machine to be pooled and dynamically distributed to virtual machines as necessary. Memory is dynamically added or removed based on current workloads, and is done so without service interruption. Harnessing the power of virtualized graphics resources, RemoteFX can be deployed to a range of thick and thin client devices, enabling cost-effective, local-like access to graphics-intensive applications and a broad array of end user peripherals, improving productivity of remote users.”
Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are will be available via the Microsoft Download Center or Windows Update on February 22nd.
Full release notes can be downloaded in a Microsoft Word document by clicking here (selecting will download file).