Microsoft have revealed it?s SP1 plans for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 at it?s annual Tech-Ed conference.
President of Microsoft’s server and tools business, Bob Muglia, mad eth opening speech at Tech-Ed 2010 in new Orleans. He detailed plans for Windows 7 SP1 which will have the usual hot fixes, new virtualization tools will help prepare Server 2008 R2 users prepare for cloud computing. Remote FX will be included in SP1, which will provide remote users with a rich 3-D graphical experience. And it will include a series of incremental updates that have previously been released for both OSs.
The idea behind RemoteFX is to give users a fuller experience, allowing features such as multiple displays, Aero and multimedia streaming to all types of client devices including low cost thin clients. To do this RemoteFX uses a technique called host-based rendering, which 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 is expected to improve one of the major drawbacks of virtualized computing, which is video streaming across remote sessions.
Gavriella Schuster, Microsoft senior director, announced the beta on Monday in a blog post: "SP1 will simply be the combination of updates already available through Windows Update and additional hot fixes based on feedback by our customers and partners. In other words, customers can feel confident about deploying Windows 7 now!"
Public release of the beta is planned for the end of July, no exact dates have been given.