Windows 7 SP1 due in July

Microsoft anounced a public beta of SP1 for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 at TechEd in New Orleans this week. Yes that’s right – the same package is used to update both platforms due to them using the same kernel. While Windows 7 doesn’t gain any new functionlity from this update, Server 2008 R2 will gain RemoteFX which allows acceleration of graphics and audio for Remote Desktop sessions.

Another new feature added to Server 2008 R2 is Dynamic Memory which allows memory to be dynamically allocated to Hyper-V guests –  this is equivalent to KVM’s memory ballooning feature.

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