It has been confirmed by Microsoft that on February 22nd, 2011, the new service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will go live.
The service pack has been in testing for several months, but Microsoft has previously said that it won’t really bring any new functionality (for Windows 7 at least). Microsoft admitted that the service pack is merely a combination of various updates that have already been released.
“For Windows 7, SP1 will help keep your PCs well supported by delivering ongoing updates, many of which have been made previously available through Windows Update.” – Windows Blog
Windows Server 2008 R2 users will see more fixes in the service pack and a couple of new features.
If you’re a Technet or MSDN subscriber, you can grab the update from February 16th.
Just randomly browsing through various news sites, it has come to my attention that there seem to be a lot of rumours regarding the upcoming SP1 betas for Windows 7.
Yes, believe it or not, it would appear Microsoft are already working on Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 not 2 weeks after launch. Well come to think of it, they’ve probably been working on it ever since RTM (release to manufacturers) several months back.
Well there’s no confirmed information yet, but rumours are spreading that there could be a public beta by January 2010, and private testers could be seeing a beta of SP1 next month if the rumors are true. Well frankly there’s no rush for me as I’m quite happy with the current package. If there’s any decent features or fixes I’ll try out the beta but to be honest it bugs me being on test versions.
Private tests could be seeing a beta of SP1 next month if the rumors are true.
Anyway, it’s nice to get the heads up. Lets see how Microsoft responds to the rumours…