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Windows 7 service pack 1 coming early next year

Service pack will include updates based on those delivered by Windows Update as well as additional tweaks. Also coming is Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

The first service pack for Windows 7 will emerge in the first half of 2011, according to Microsoft.

SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 will also be released in the same time frame, according to the company's TechNet Evaluation Center Web site.

The Windows 7 SP1 will include updates based on those delivered by the Windows Update online service since the OS's launch in October, as well as additional tweaks based on customer feedback.

The service pack for Windows Server 2008 R2 will focus on improvements to the virtual desktop infrastructure technology.

Read more of "Microsoft Windows 7 SP1: Coming in early 2011" at Silicon.com.