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Microsoft is imminently expected to release the first service pack for its Windows 7 operating system.

The company confirmed earlier this month that its Windows 7 SP1 and sibling server product Windows 2008 R2 SP1 would both arrive today (22 February).

However, Redmond hasn't hit the button on the code yet. It's expected to be made generally available via its download centre soon.

Windows 7 SP1 and servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 get the new RemoteFX feature, which delivers Direct3D acceleration to users on thin clients.

And purely on the server-side, Microsoft has slotted Dynamic Memory - or on-the-fly adjustment of the memory allocation of running virtual machines - into the WS2008R2 service pack for those using Hyper-V virtualisation. ®

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