Windows 7 SP1 Features to Be Discussed at TechEd US 2010
In mid-March 2010, Microsoft started the discussion on the first service pack for Windows 7. While announcing that the successor of Windows Vista was poised to get nothing more than a minor upgrade with SP1, the Redmond company did indicate that new features would be introduced, but focused on Windows Server 2008 R2. Because they share the same core, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will receive a single service pack together. However, based on the actual operating system, customers will be able to enjoy features such as RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory, or not.
Both RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory are reserved for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, with Microsoft having yet to discuss the evolution of the Windows client. However, participants at next week’s TechEd in North America will have a chance to attend no less than two sessions focused on Windows 7 SP1, or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, according to Microsoft.
There’s no telling what the software giant will discuss, or if it plans to deliver any new details on the upcoming upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. I have included the synopsis of the two sessions below. TechEd 2010 North America is scheduled to take place in New Orleans between June 7 – 11, 2010.
“VIR304 | Hyper-V and Dynamic Memory in Depth – Dynamic memory is a new feature of Hyper-V coming to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Come to learn how Dynamic Memory enables Hyper-V to more efficiently utilize system resource, and how this can benefit your environment. Also learn how Dynamic Memory works under the covers and what you should be preparing for with the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.”
“WSV307 | Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 – On March 18th Microsoft announced Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 during the Desktop Virtualization Hour. As part of the announcement, two new technologies were unveiled, Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX. This SP1 overview session covers these enhancements at a high level as well as other enhancements being made to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Finally, this session covers how these enhancements fit into the overall VDI story from Microsoft alongside other partners.”