Microsoft has begun offering Windows 7 Service Pack 1 via Windows Update and Windows 7 SP1 has just been sent out to OEMs and that it will also be available to the public.Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level and also provides ongoing improvements to the Windows Operating System……..
Microsoft officially handed off the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.For Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1 adds two new features that directly affect Microsoft’s desktop virtualization platform: Microsoft Dynamic Memory and Microsoft RemoteFX. The former gives on-the-fly control of a virtual machine’s memory while the latter provides a virtualized 3D graphical experience for remote users. For Windows 7, SP1 includes only minor updates: mostly hotfixes already delivered through Windows Update. SP1 will feature an updated Remote Desktop client that takes advantage of RemoteFX introduced Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
The public release follows a private release to MSDN and TechNet customers last week. Copies of Microsoft’s Windows 7 SP1 RTM update leaked last month to file sharing websites ahead of its release. Microsoft has confirmed 7601.17514.101119-1850 is the final RTM. The software giant has also pushed the bits out to Windows Update.Work on Windows 7 SP2 has already begun as early as fall 2010. Microsoft is reportedly planning 132 updates for x86 Windows 7 SP2 and 171 updates for x64 Windows 7 SP2 at the time of writing. Microsoft hasn’t officially started talking about SP2 but expect it to land in the 2012 timeframe.he idea behind RemoteFX is to allow for a full remote experiences including multiple displays, Aero and multimedia streaming to all types of client devices including low cost thin clients. RemoteFX achieves this by using a technique known as host-based rendering. This technique allows for the final screen image to be rendered locally on the remote PC after being compressed and sent down to that remote host. The enhancements are expected to greatly improve video streaming across remote sessions which is currently one of the major drawbacks of virtualized computing.
As of today, over 20% of Internet-connected PCs worldwide are running Windows 7 according to Net Applications. It was an incredibly successful year for Windows 7 in 2010. Microsoft’s success with Windows 7 began before the product was even widely available. Released in October 2009, the operating system has received praise from consumers, businesses and the media. In November 2009, Windows 7 managed to surpass Apple Snow Leopard market share in just two weeks. In early February 2010 it was revealed that Windows 7 had reached 10% market share in just three months.Windows 7 has also driven an uptake of 64-bit computing. According to ChangeBASE research, conducted with senior IT decision makers, more than 65% of businesses hoped to migrate to Windows 7 within 12 months of its release. Over 50% of those migrating will be choosing the 64-bit route. Microsoft confirmed in July that nearly half of all Windows 7 PCs run 64-bit versions. Forrester Research revealed in November that 1 in 10 PCs within North America and European companies are powered by Windows 7.
- Download Windows 7 SP1 : Here
- Download Windows 7 SP1 RTM (32-bit) : Here
- Download Windows 7 SP1 RTM (64-bit) : Here
- Download Windows 7 SP1 RTM ISO (32-bit & 64-bit) : Here
- Download Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and Windows 7 : Here
- Download Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 : Here
- How To Install Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 : Here