Monday, December 27, 2010


Windows 7 And Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 | Improvements And New Features

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is an update for consumers and IT Pros that helps keep your PCs supported, provides ongoing improvement to the operating system, includes previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 platform based on customer and partner feedback, and is easy for organizations to deploy a single set of updates.
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 is an update for enterprises and IT Professionals that offers important virtualization enhancements to customers with the introduction of Dynamic Memory and Microsoft RemoteFX. It also includes previous improvements delivered via Windows Update and addresses feedback from customers. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will have Dynamic Memory on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Service Pack 1 will be released within the first half of calendar year 2011. However, Release Canditate Version SP1 is now available for download. The RC is best suited for IT Pros, tech enthusiasts, and developers who need to test the service pack in their organization or with the software they are developing. The final release of Service Pack 1 will be available through Windows Update for consumers when it is ready.
If you have already installed the RC Version of Windows 7, You cannot upgrade from the RC builds to the final build of SP1. You will have to uninstall the Service Pack or do a clean install of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
System Requirements For Service Pack 1:
Your current operating system must be the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 (build 7600).
You cannot install the Release Candidate over the Beta of SP1. You must uninstall the beta. But you can install the RC on an evaluation version of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
There are several downloads available for Windows 7 And Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. And if you are not sure of Which one you should choose, here is some simple tip for you. Actually, there are two ways you can obtain the service pack RC. You can download a special key to enable Windows Update to offer you the service pack RC, or you can download the service pack directly. For each download method, you should choose the correct download for your platform (x86, IA64 or x64).

Windows 7 is a high quality release and provides many benefits to consumers and businesses alike. SP1 will include all updates previously available to Windows 7 users through Windows Update, so there is no reason to wait or delay their use of Windows 7.

And there will not be a slipstream build of SP1 RC. The RC will only be available as the service pack update itself. You will need to have a release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to install the RC of the service pack. And you will be able to uninstall the service pack RC if you need to.

Please note, it is always a best practice to back up your data prior to installing any RC software.
Warning! RC will stop functioning after a certain amount of time: You will be reminded beginning August 30, 2011. The RC will expire on November 30, 2011. You will have to upgrade to a newer build or uninstall and return to the RTM build by that time.
One of the major improvements included in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 is virtualization enhancements And for other improvements, please see the Notable Changes document for detail on the additional improvements in SP1.

Difference Between RemoteFX And  Remote Desktop Services.  How do they integrate:
RemoteFX describes a set of rich media capabilities that are available to customers using the Remote Desktop Services platform to deploy a virtual machine- or session-based remote desktop infrastructure. Specifically, RemoteFX enhances the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in Remote Desktop Services so that remote workers can access any type of application or screen content, including rich media and 3D applications, improving end user productivity.


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