Today we publically announced the release of SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. SP1 also adds two new virtualization features: Dynamic Memory and RemoteRX. For those of you who haven’t been testing the Beta and RC, here’s a quick overview of these two great additions to an already exception product. The good news is that you’ll get a chance to test this out when we release it on February 22nd.
Dynamic Memory allows the allocation of a range of memory (min and max) to individual VMs, enabling the system to dynamically adjust the VM’s memory usage based on demand. This provides more consistency in system performance enabling better manageability for administrators.
Microsoft RemoteFX leverages the power of virtualized graphics resources and advanced codecs to recreate the fidelity of hardware-assisted graphics acceleration, including support for 3D content and Windows Aero, on a remote user’s device. This allows for a local-like, remote user experience over a variety of possible host, client and network configurations. Dynamic Memory is a new memory management feature of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.
More detail to be found here from the Windows Team
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 will be available through the following channels on the following dates:
· February 16: Code available for download by
o TechNet/MSDN Subscribers
o Volume Licensing Customers
· February 22: Code generally available through Download Center and Windows Update