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The first service pack for Microsoft's extremely popular Windows 7 operating system was just announced. It's expected to land late this year, accompanied by the first service pack for Microsoft 's business-minded Windows Server 2008 R2 OS.  (Source: Telegraph UK)
Packs are expected land sometime in Q4





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Release date of SP1
By RabidDog on 3/19/2010 10:28:52 AM , Rating: 2
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As to when the release might land, you can look at the history of Windows Vista for clues.


Actually Microsoft has said all along that it planned to release SP1, 1 year after the inital public release of the product.




RE: Release date of SP1
By just4U on 3/19/2010 10:34:49 AM , Rating: 2
I haven't noticed alot of updates for Windows 7 yet.


RE: Release date of SP1
By FDisk City on 3/19/2010 11:04:06 AM , Rating: 2
I show twenty-one so far.

I wonder if it has something to do with some people waiting for the first service pack before deploying any Microsoft OS. Although, I don't think it's necessary to wait with Windows 7.


RE: Release date of SP1
By omnicronx on 3/19/2010 11:42:45 AM , Rating: 2
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Although, I don't think it's necessary to wait with Windows 7.
Tell that to your technical department =P..


RE: Release date of SP1
By HrilL on 3/19/2010 1:46:11 PM , Rating: 2
I tested Windows 7 RC and was happy. No problems with our systems so we went live with it as soon as it was released. In the past I would wait for sp1 but with win7 I never felt the need as its a very polished OS.


RE: Release date of SP1
By omnicronx on 3/19/2010 2:11:28 PM , Rating: 2
How big is your company though? Do you have in house software?

Rolling out an new OS on a massive scale is much easier said than done.. Heck my company still has software dependent on IE7 that are commonly used around the world. (Microstrategy for one only works on IE7 or less, while Windows 7 ships with 8).

So yes its far more polished, has much better security and is an all around better user experience, but when that is not going to trump basic required functionality.

My company is waiting for SP1 in particular because they don't want to have to test everything again. I still remember all the trouble XP sp2 caused.. For all intents and purposes its a waste of money, and its not really going to dramatically increase productivity and in the end, your bottom line right away. (now I am sure security experts would not agree, but security experts don't run large companies, and do not have to adhere to investors/stockholders)


RE: Release date of SP1
By omnicronx on 3/19/2010 2:12:04 PM , Rating: 2
Meanwhile, double testing wastes money, which surely affects your bottom line.


RE: Release date of SP1
By redbone75 on 3/19/2010 4:29:20 PM , Rating: 2
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Heck my company still has software dependent on IE7 that are commonly used around the world. (Microstrategy for one only works on IE7 or less, while Windows 7 ships with 8).

Compatibility mode, maybe? I'm interested in knowing if your company actually tried it and if it works or not.


RE: Release date of SP1
By blueeyesm on 3/22/2010 10:08:01 AM , Rating: 2
We've apps where I work that we have tested under IE8 and they will not function properly.

It comes down to the 3rd-party company providing fixes to ensure their products, aged or otherwise, will be 100% compatible.


RE: Release date of SP1
By afkrotch on 3/23/2010 12:40:15 AM , Rating: 2
Compatibility mode. I love those things, cause they never function properly for 100% of everything.


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