There are a number of notable changes in the Service Pack 1 beta for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. You might not have heard it, but they do go beyond Hyper-V. There is a document you can read with all the details. Here’s the highlights for the server OS:
- Hyper-V Dynamic Memory
- A new IP address enforcement feature that is not in the beta release.
- Enhancements to scalability and high availability when using DirectAccess
- Support for Managed Service Accounts (MSAs) in perimeter networks
- Support for increased volume of authentication traffic on domain controllers connected to high-latency networks
- Enhancements to Failover Clustering with Storage
Here are the improvements for the desktop OS:
- Additional support for communication with third-party federation services
- Improved HDMI audio device performance
- Corrected behaviour when printing mixed-orientation XPS documents
Both desktop and server:
- Change to behaviour of “Restore previous folders at logon” functionality
- Enhanced support for additional identities in RRAS and IPsec
- Support for Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
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