While Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will not be a major upgrade to the RTM version, the evolution of the operating system is designed to close the gap between physical and virtual desktops, as far as Microsoft is concerned.
Windows 7 SP1
Win7 SP1, Windows 7 Sevice Pack 1
Microsoft has started talking about the first major update (Service Pack) of Windows 7. But today, An early interim build of its Service Pack 1 has been leaked out on Torrents and file sharing websites.
The build string is 6.1.7601.16537.amd64fre.win7.100327-0053 which was compiled on March 27th, 2010. The build is quick to install but it’s not clear whether it includes the promised USB 3.0 support or enhanced Bluetooth and Wi-Fi stacks.
Microsoft did confirm two features which will be introduced by Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX, both impacting the company’s desktop virtualization stack.
Just as it was the case for the two service packs for Windows Vista, SP1 for Windows 7 will be just a minor upgrade. Just a few days short of the first five months since it launched its latest Windows client, Microsoft is finally ready to start talking Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
The Redmond company is reportedly planning to release the first service pack for Windows 7 at the end of 2010, namely in the last quarter of this year.
The first service pack for Windows 7 is reportedly on track to graduating to Beta stage in mid-April 2010. Microsoft, of course, has yet to make public any details on the first major upgrade for its latest Windows client, let alone disclose the timetable, or the launch deadline.
Microsoft is producing a steady stream of interim Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Builds on the way to the first beta development milestone, but so far has yet to make public any official details on the first major upgrade to the latest iteration of its Windows client. Information from a third-party source reveals that, between January 11 and March 2, Microsoft compiled no less than 35 builds of Windows 7 SP1, at the rate of almost one per day.