Windows 7 service pack 1 is available from Today(Monday) for TechNet subscribers.Microsoft released this SP1 in TechNet Evaluation Center page.
What is New in this SP1:
Windows 7 SP1 will include the usual hotfix patches and new virtualization tools in SP1 will help Windows Server 2008 R2 users prepare for cloud computing. WIndows 7 SP1 will include RemoteFX which provides rich 3-D graphical experience for remote users.
The service pack also will include a series of incremental updates, previously released on Windows Update for both Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
What is RemoteFX ?
RemoteFX is a new enhancement to RDP’s graphical remoting capabilities.
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.
In the Release Notes:
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta will help you:
- Keep your PCs supported and up-to-date
- Get ongoing updates to the Windows 7 platform
- Easily deploy cumulative updates at a single time
- Meet your users’ demands for greater business mobility
- Provide a comprehensive set of virtualization innovations
- Provide an easier Service Pack deployment model for better IT efficiency
Note:This early release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta is not available for home users.