Thursday, February 24, 2011

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 out...

So finally the Windows 7 service pack 1 is out and can be downloaded from microsoft's website.

Microsoft has released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to manufacturing. SP1 is a combined service pack for both operating systems encapsulated in a single installer. Based on business value, customers all over the world continue to deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. With the availability of SP1, there really is no better time for customers to migrate.

What is Windows 7 SP1?

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is an update that does the following:
  • Helps keep PCs supported.
  • Provides ongoing improvement to the operating system, by including previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 platform based on customer and partner feedback.
  • Makes it easy for organizations to deploy a single set of updates.

What is Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1?

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 includes RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory which provides customers with the ability to take advantage of enhanced server and desktop virtualization.
Microsoft believes that virtualization is a stepping stone to cloud computing. Microsoft provides all of the necessary elements including fully integrated server, virtualization, and management solutions for customers and partners to deploy private clouds today.

Service Pack 1 Download

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
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Downgrade Rights

Microsoft provides end-user downgrade rights for Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate through system builders and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Windows 7 end-user downgrade rights will be available through the sales lifecycle of Windows 7, which is up to two years after the launch date of a new version.

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