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Windows 7: Microsoft confirms Windows 7 SP1 RTM, released to OEMs today

20 Jan 2011   #281
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So what benefits has SP1 got over basic W7?


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20 Jan 2011   #282
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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20 Jan 2011   #283
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

None, essentially for the everyday user.
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20 Jan 2011   #284
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

This is what has been made public so far:

In addition to the regular updates there are the following:

Additional support for communication with third-party federation services:
· Additional support has been added to allow Windows 7 clients to effectively communicate with third-party identity federation services (those supporting the WS-Federation passive profile protocol). This change enhances platform interoperability, and improves the ability to communicate identity and authentication information between organizations.

Improved HDMI audio device performance:
· A small percentage of users have reported issues in which the connection between computers running Windows 7 and HDMI audio devices can be lost after system reboots. Updates have been incorporated into SP1 to ensure that connections between Windows 7 computers and HDMI audio devices are consistently maintained.

Changes common to both client and server platforms:
· Change to behavior of “Restore previous folders at logon” functionality
· SP1 changes the behavior of the “Restore previous folders at logon” function available in the Folder Options Explorer dialog. Prior to SP1, previous folders would be restored in a cascaded position based on the location of the most recently active folder. That behavior changes in SP1 so that all folders are restored to their previous positions.


Enhanced support for additional identities in RRAS and IPsec:
· Support for additional identification types has been added to the Identification field in the IKEv2 authentication protocol. This allows for a variety of additional forms of identification (such as E-mail ID or Certificate Subject) to be used when performing authentication using the IKEv2 protocol.


Support for Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX):
· There has always been a growing need for ever more computing power and as usage models change, processors instruction set architectures evolve to support these growing demands. Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) is a 256 bit instruction set extension for processors. AVX is designed to allow for improved performance for applications that are floating point intensive. Support for AVX is a part of SP1 to allow applications to fully utilize the new instruction set and register extensions.

· Changes specific to Windows Server 2008 R2
Dynamic Memory:
· Constraints on the allocation of physical memory represents one of the greatest challenges organizations face as they adopt new virtualization technology and consolidate their infrastructure. With Dynamic Memory, an enhancement to Hyper-V™ introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, organizations can now make the most efficient use of available physical memory, allowing them to realize the greatest possible potential from their virtualization resources. Dynamic Memory allows for memory on a host machine to be pooled and dynamically distributed to virtual machines as necessary. Memory is dynamically added or removed based on current workloads, and is done so without service interruption.

Microsoft RemoteFX:
· Businesses are increasingly looking to leverage the efficiency and cost savings that can come from a virtualized desktop infrastructure. With the addition of Microsoft RemoteFX in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, a new set of remote user experience capabilities that enable a media-rich user environment for virtual desktops, session-based desktops and remote applications is introduced. Harnessing the power of virtualized graphics resources, RemoteFX can be deployed to a range of thick and thin client devices, enabling cost-effective, local-like access to graphics-intensive applications and a broad array of end user peripherals, improving productivity of remote users.

· RemoteFX can function independently from specific graphics stacks and supports any screen content, including today’s most advanced applications and rich content (including Silverlight and Adobe Flash), ensuring that end users maintain a rich, local-like desktop experience even in a virtualized thin-client environment.

· RemoteFX also adds mainstream USB device support to virtual desktop computing, including support for USB drives, cameras and PDAs connected to the client device. RemoteFX also provides a platform for hardware and software partners to enhance RemoteFX capabilities in a variety of possible host, client and network configurations.

· To use RemoteFX, the virtualization server must be running Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1, the virtual machine must be running Windows 7 Enterprise with SP1 or Windows 7 Ultimate with SP1, and the remote client computer must be running either Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 or Windows 7 with SP1. To connect to the virtual machine, the remote client computer requires an updated version of Remote Desktop Services (included in the service pack for all editions of Windows 7).

Enhancements to scalability and high availability when using DirectAccess:
· DirectAccess is a new feature in the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems that gives users the experience of being seamlessly connected to their corporate network any time they have Internet access. In Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, improvements have been made to enhance scalability and high availability when using DirectAccess, through the addition of support for 6to4 and ISATAP addresses when using DirectAccess in conjunction with Network Load Balancing (NLB).

Support for Managed Service Accounts (MSAs) in secure branch office scenarios:
· SP1 enables enhanced support for managed service accounts (MSAs) to be used on domain-member services located in perimeter networks (also known as DMZs or extranets).

Support for increased volume of authentication traffic on domain controllers connected to high-latency networks:
· As a greater volume of IT infrastructure migrates to cloud-based services, there is a need for higher thresholds of authentication traffic to domain controllers located on high-latency networks (such as the public Internet). SP1 allows for more granular control of the maximum number of possible concurrent connections to a domain controller, enabling a greater degree of performance tuning for service providers.

Enhancements to Failover Clustering with Storage:
· SP1 enables enhanced support for how Failover Clustering works with storage that is not visible for all cluster nodes. In SP1, improvements have been made to the Cluster Validation and multiple Failover Cluster Manager wizards to allow workloads to use disks that are shared between a subset of cluster nodes.
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20 Jan 2011   #285
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

not to mention USB 3.0
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20 Jan 2011   #286
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

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Looks most of all those improvements and additions goes to Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1...
From what I have read, ALL of the improvements and additions go to WS2K8 (I guess you could call security updates and hotfixes improvements).
Yep! Windows 7 service pack 1 is just a roll-up of all the updates and few hotfixes improvements from the retail time.
You call 530 Hot Fixes a "few"? Looks like a lot of refinements to Windows 7.

Jim
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21 Jan 2011   #287
gendoikari1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

It works. Running the cleanup program after installation+removing some language packs freed up 10GB, which is welcome on a puny 60GB SSD.
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21 Jan 2011   #288
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gendoikari1 View Post
It works. Running the cleanup program after installation+removing some language packs freed up 10GB, which is welcome on a puny 60GB SSD.
Hi, gendoikari1!
I'm glad you've got it installed fine; same here. However, I haven't gone so far as to run the clean-up program until I'm sure this is actually the RTM.

There have already been a few instances on the forums of members attempting to uninstall the Beta or RC and being unable to do because they ran the clean-up program thereby necessitating a clean install in order to install the RTM(?).

Once the release is official from MS (as in hitting Windows Update) I'll compare hashes and checksums. If they match, then, maybe, I'll run the clean-up program. If they don't match, I'll be uninstalling the RTM(?) and installing the one on Windows Update.
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21 Jan 2011   #289
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Beta testers love Acronis.

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21 Jan 2011   #290
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gendoikari1 View Post
It works. Running the cleanup program after installation+removing some language packs freed up 10GB, which is welcome on a puny 60GB SSD.

WOW 10 gig i got around 4 gig back and i thought that was alot

Danny
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