Microsoft talks, SP1 for Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2

Saturday, March 20th, 2010 | In Software & Commerce | Tags: , ,

On 18th March 2010, during the online Desktop Visualization Hour event, Microsoft has further introduced the Service Pack 1 (SP1) for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 RS2 operating systems.

During the talks show, Microsoft had not announcing a beta or release timeline for the SP1 for both operating systems, but once SP1 for both operating systems is released, users can get it from Microsoft Download Center and perform Windows Update.

SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 7 is Microsoft’s latest operating system launched at 22nd October 2009, and it is the most success operating system, which was quoted “fastest selling operating system in history” and brought in 60 percent increased quarterly profit for the company.

Windows 7 SP1 includes only some minor updates, which includes patches and hot-fixes that had previously delivered through Windows Update for the Windows 7 operating system. However, Windows 7 SP1 delivers an updated Remote Desktop client that will take advantage of RemoteFX.

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will have two new desktop visualization features, which are Microsoft RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory. These two features are designed for better utilize visualization in the environments with Windows Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft RemoteFX is a platform feature that is being developed for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. It will have rich connected user experience to the virtual desktop market. RemoteFX is not a new standalone product from Microsoft but it is a set of RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) technologies and most prominently graphics visualization and the use of advanced codes have been applied for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. It is Microsoft’s desktop visualization stack and it will support for certain OpenGL applications too.

With this feature, user will be able to connect to their virtual and session-based desktops and application over the network, meanwhile users can also work remotely in a Windows Aero desktop environment, watch full-motion video, enjoy Silverlight animations or even run 3D applications. These is fairly a local-like performance when connecting over the LAN network. Finally, users can take advantage over this feature to access their workspace via a standard RDP connection from a broad range of client devices.

Microsoft Dynamic Memory allows customers to adjust memory of a guest virtual machine on demand to maximize server hardware use. It allows IT administrators to pool all the available memory on a physical host and dynamically distribute it to virtual machines running on that host when necessary. It means that the virtual machines will be able to receive new memory allocation without any server interruption during the process.

Information via windowsteamblog.


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