Announcing Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidate (RC)
Today Microsoft has announced the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. The release of the RC signals the final public beta build that will be released to the public prior to the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) final release. Sp1 for Windows 7 is just a roll up of various security patches and hotfixes so there is no new functionality in the client version, what about on the Windows Server side? Well apart from a roll up of hotfixes and secruity patches, we have annoucned two new features that will be added with the SP1 release to help further optimize both the datacenter and the desktop.
RemoteFx is technology that enables administrators to provide a very rich end user desktop virtualization experience inclduing delivery of full-motion video, Silverlight and 3D applications independent of any graphics stack via server-hosted virtual and session based desktops.
Dynamic Memory allows Hyper-V administrators to pool available memory on a physical host and dynamically distribute it to any virtual machine running on that host. This allows virtual workloads to dynamically change their memory allocation without service interuption.
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