New features announced for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1

As noted in the Windows Blog, Microsoft today revealed two new desktop virtualization features that will be included in the upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 and an updated Remote Desktop client for Windows 7 SP1.

For Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Microsoft announced Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX. Dynamic memory is an enhancement to Hyper-V in R2 and allows IT administrators to pool all the memory available on a physical host and dynamically distribute it to virtual machines running on that host as necessary. Get a deeper look at Dynamic Memory.

RemoteFX is the latest addition to Microsoft’s desktop virtualization stack and functions independently of any graphics stack and supports any screen content, including rich content like Silverlight or Flash. RemoteFX works on a wide array of target devices, including both thick and thin client hosts and a wide variety of network configurations. Get more information on RemoteFX here.

The Remote Desktop client in Windows 7 SP1 will take advantage of RemoteFX.

More to come,


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