We’re pleased to announce that a Technical Preview of Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack 1 is now available for download at https://connect.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/ . This download delivers all the updates and notable changes in Windows 7 SP1 to Windows Embedded Standard 7, including RemoteFX, with an expected RTM/General Availability in Q1, CY11.
A Service Pack already?
You may be wondering why we are releasing a service pack so soon after the release of Windows Embedded Standard 7. The answer is that, because Windows Embedded Standard 7 is based on Windows 7, we wanted to make the service pack functionality of Windows 7 SP1 available to our customers as quickly as possible.
So What’s in SP1?
Service Pack 1 for Windows Embedded Standard 7, has two components:
Windows 7 SP1 updates All the updates in Windows 7 SP1 are included in Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1. A description of the updates can be found at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff817622(WS.10).aspx This includes RemoteFX – RemoteFX is a set of RDP technologies, most prominently graphics virtualization and the use of advanced codes, that are being added to Windows SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. For more information, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/rds-remotefx.aspx
The updates in Windows 7 SP1 include RemoteFX for remote desktop, enabling users to access a rich graphics experience directly from the server.
Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 updates
There are several fixes in service pack one and two notable enhancements:
How do I upgraded to SP1? There are two ways to upgrade to SP1 for Windows Embedded Standard 7:
How to Provide Feedback
We’d really appreciate feedback on the Technical Preview release of Service Pack 1 for Windows Embedded Standard 7 to enable us to address critical issues in time for the final release of this Service pack. There are two ways to provide feedback:
The team here is very excited to bring you this preview and we look forward to your feedback, both positive and negative!