Today, at TechEd in the US, we are pleased to announce that by the end of July we will be releasing the public beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. During our Desktop Virtualization Hour webcast in March, we introduced you to Service Pack 1. We demonstrated the two main new features in Windows Server 2008 R2 that will provide virtualization capabilities to help enhance the Windows VDI experience:
- Microsoft RemoteFX is designed to introduce a new set of end user experience enhancements to remote desktop computing in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 that enable a rich, local-like desktop environment over the network. With RemoteFX, connected knowledge and task workers can experience their workspace in full fidelity, improving end user productivity, while their applications and data are kept highly secure and centrally managed in the data center.
- Dynamic Memory will enable Windows Server Hyper-V to dynamically allocate more or less memory to each VM as needed, provided a more scalable and better performing VDI environment. These changes will be important for customers who are planning VDI deployments (generally about 10 percent of our user population).
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