According to a post on the official Windows Blog today, Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is ready for mass distribution. The blog announced that the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version has been distributed to OEM partners.
At this time, we do not have great details on the improvements and enhancements included in this SP1. It will most likely add various updates and security fixes but specifics are unknown. The official blog does mention that the SP1 for Windows Server will add two new features strengthening the virtual machine functionalities of Windows Server – RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory. RemoteFX allows for use of a virtual GPU on server side, improving content delivery and experience on client side. On the other hand, Dynamic Memory improves upon the Hyper-V feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 by allowing increase in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure densities by up to 40%.
Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 will be available for download on Feb 16th for subscribers of MSDN, TechNet and Windows Volume Licensing Program, and to the General public on Feb 22nd.
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