February 25, 2011
Maybe it’s just me, but the release of service pack 1 for Windows 7 ought to be a fairly big deal, but because this release coincides with sp1 for Server 2008 R2, the message seems to been a little lost and garbled.
In a TechNet flash email I received this week, entitled “Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 Arrives” the only reference to a service pack was this:
“Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 is ready with new virtualization tools, web resources, management enhancements, and Windows 7 integration.”
Not a resoundingly clear message about Windows 7 sp1 availability. So I checked my Windows updates which had a handful of Office things, the usual Malicious Software Removal tool update and a couple of vaguely worded items which I included as well. No service pack to be seen. Next step, search engine!