Windows Enterprise Desktop

Feb 9 2011   8:04PM GMT

Win7/Server 2008 R2 SP1 Inches Closer to Release



Posted by: Ed Tittel
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Win7 SP1 nearly out the door
Win7/Server 2008 R2 SP1 release dates coming on 2/16 (MSDN/Technet) and 2/22 (RTW)

OK, so now we’ve got some dates for the upcoming release of SP1 for the combined Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 code base:

  • OEMs have already had it for a week or more
  • MSDN and TechNet will get it next Wednesday on February 16
  • RTW (Release to the Web) will occur on Tuesday, February 22

WinRumors is the lead source for these dates, as far as I can tell, though other sources are popping up all over the place to repeat this information (I got mine from Mary Jo Foley’s blog for today, 2/9/2011 “At last it’s time for SP1…“).

Headline from WinRumors.com

Headline from WinRumors.com

No word yet on when the Service Pack will get integrated into Windows Update (MS ususally waits 90 days before adding a new SP to its usual download scans and lineup). I’d expect that to occur some time in April, or perhaps early May. We’ll see…but it’s time for admins everywhere to get ready, and plan to start testing soon!

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