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Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 available for download!

Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 have officially been announced to release on February 22nd. Windows 7 SP1 will include minor updates to improve the security, as well as a few bug fixes within the operating system. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will include a few security patches as well, but also will include support for Dynamic Memory, and RemoteFX to provide 3D graphics for remote users.   What is RemoteFX, and Dynamic Memory?  Well Dynamic Memory Lets you increase virtual machine density with the resources you already have, without sacrificing performance or scalability.  With testing of a Windows 7 SP1 client running in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) scenario, we’ve seen a 40% increase in density from Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM to SP1 by enabling Dynamic Memory.  Okay now that you know what Dynamic Memory is, I bet your wondering what RemoteFX is used for huh?  Well, in short – RemoteFX is a first-to-market technology that will allow you to virtualize the Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) on the server side, and deliver next-generation rich media and 3D user experiences for VDI.  Together, these technologies will drive down the end-point cost and reduce endpoint power consumption to as little as a few watts.