Microsoft announces Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 availability

Microsoft today announced the availability of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

Microsoft has officially handed off the final release (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to its OEM partners.

The Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will be available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers as well as Volume License customers, on February 16th 2011.

On February 22nd, Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will become generally available for all to download via the Microsoft Download Center and available on Windows Update.

For Windows 7, SP1 will help keep your PCs well supported by delivering ongoing updates, many of which have been made previously available through Windows Update. It also includes client-side support for RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory which are two new virtualization features enabled in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, reports Windows Team Blog.

The Windows 7 SP1 FAQ and also the Windows 7 SP1 Whitepaper may also interest you!

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