Feeds

MS hits refresh on Windows 7 SP1 for select few

Build 7601.17077 takes partners by the hand

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

Microsoft pumped out fresh beta builds of its first service packs for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 late last week.

The company released Windows SP1 public betas for the firm’s current operating system at its annual partner shindig in July this year.

Last Friday it hit refresh on the beta by spinning out build 7601.17077 to a group of testers, as reported by ZDNet’s Mary Jo-Foley.

Microsoft said in July that it planned to release the first service packs for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in the first half of 2011.

The vendor hasn’t pinned down an exact date yet, but some have predicted that SP1 for both products could land ahead of schedule.

As for what will be loaded into the service packs, customers can expect some minor security updates and other fixes. Additionally, computers running Windows 7 SP1 and servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will get the new RemoteFX feature, which delivers Direct3D acceleration to users on thin clients.

Elsewhere, Redmond has slotted Dynamic Memory – or on-the-fly adjustment of e memory allocation of running virtual machines – into the server service pack for anyone using Hyper-V virtualisation. ®

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications

More from The Register

next story
HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert
Don't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us
Do YOU work at Microsoft? Um. Are you SURE about that?
Nokia and marketing types first to get the bullet, says report
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS
Google is only now fixing ancient, energy-sapping bug
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.