Microsoft has released documentation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Beta.
Hottfixes and Security Updates included in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Beta – "Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 includes all previously publicly released updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It is standard practice to include all of these updates in a Service Pack." (BLAKE: 472 updates listed in this spreadsheet).Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta Notable Changes – "Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will include previously released updates and will deliver a number of powerful new features for Windows Server 2008 R2 for virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). New techniques in memory management with the addition of Dynamic Memory functionality, as well as the ability to deliver full-fidelity graphic experiences in remote and virtualized environments with Microsoft RemoteFX, enable organizations to realize the greatest possible potential from their infrastructure. The resulting increase in efficiency and functionality allows for accelerated server consolidation, a more powerful virtualized desktop infrastructure, and an increased return on technology investments."Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta Test Guidance focuses on key changes introduced with Service Pack 1 (SP1) for both Windows Server 2008 R2 (“Server”) and Windows 7 (“Client”). These changes, spanning several key areas, fall into three categories:
- Changes to simplify administrative and management tasks
- Ongoing improvements to overall quality: security, reliability, and performance
- Support for emerging technologies and standards