Microsoft plans to release the public beta of Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 by the end of next month. But it has already begun sending email invites to potential testers to join the technical beta, which is set to begin by end of June. Invites are being sent “based on the quality of feedback you have provided on previous Windows programs.” According to tech site
, the email confirms that the beta will be available in English, German, Japanese, French and Spanish.
The company has already made it clear that SP1 will offer little in the way of new additions . It will be a combination of updates already available through Windows Update and a bunch of hotfix patches. However, SP1 for Windows and Windows Server 2008 R2 will deliver a rich user experience to remote users with the introduction of RemoteFX: “With Microsoft RemoteFX, users will be able to work remotely in a Windows Aero desktop environment, watch full-motion video, enjoy Silverlight animations, and run 3D applications – all with the fidelity of a local-like performance when connecting over the LAN.”