Desktop Virtualization

Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 SP1

Its official, Microsoft has announced that on February 22nd they are releasing SP1 for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

What the service pack includes:

All of the previous updates and fixes that have been released via Windows updates are included in the update, as well as some other improvements.

With the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Microsoft has added two new features to enhance the capabilities of their virtualization platform. These two new features are Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX.

Dynamic Memory

Dynamic memory is much like the name suggests, allows for dynamic allocation of the memory based upon the workload of the servers. It allows for greater virtual machine density especially for virtual desktop infrastructure setups. Each server or workstation gets only the memory it needs while it is running and all left over memory is allocated to the host and the other servers.


RemoteFX is the technology that Microsoft has implemented to give the end user of virtualized desktop infrastructure setups the feel that their graphics and sounds are being rendered at the workstation level when they are really not.

Get it via Windows update when it comes out February 22nd!

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