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Download Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta

Please Note: This early release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta is not available for home users. The SP1 Beta does not provide new end-user features, and installation is not supported by Microsoft.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level, provides ongoing improvements to the Windows Operating System (OS), by including previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms based on customer and partner feedback, and is easy for organizations to deploy a single set of updates.

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Windows 7 SP1 beta now available for testers

Microsoft released a beta version of Windows 7 SP1 on Tuesday.

In an email to technical beta testers, the Windows Customer Connection Team confirmed the release of the Service Pack in English, German, Japanese, French and Spanish editions. Weighing in at 1.22GB the build was compiled on June 3 with the number 7601.16562.100603-1800.

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Microsoft sends invitations to testers for Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 SP1

Microsoft is assembling the group of testers who will receive the first beta of Service Pack (SP) 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in July.

The company has begun sending invitations to those it plans to include in the testing program. According to the invitations, the beta bits will be in English, German, Japanese, French and Spanish.

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Coming Soon: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta!

Building on our commitment to provide customers with the right technologies to virtualize their IT environments, today we’re announcing that the public beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 will be released by the end of July. We’ve posted on the contents of SP1 before, but the beta release will be the first time you’ll be able to actually get your mitts on the new code.

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 helps IT Professionals achieve new levels of reliability with greater flexibility, enhanced user experiences, and increased protection for business communications.

  • Flexible and reliable – Exchange Server 2010 gives you the flexibility to tailor your deployment based on your company’s unique needs and a simplified way to keep e-mail continuously available for your users.
  • Anywhere access – Exchange Server 2010 helps your users get more done by giving them the freedom to securely access all their communications – e-mail, voice mail, instant messaging, and more – from virtually any platform, Web browser, or device.
  • Protection and compliance – Exchange Server 2010 delivers integrated information loss prevention, and compliance tools aimed at helping you simplify the process of protecting your company’s communications and meeting regulatory requirements.

This pre-release software is intended for evaluation purposes only. You must accept the license terms before you are authorized to use the software. There is no product support for this trial software. You are welcome to participate in the forums to share your trial experiences with others and to ask for advice.

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New High Availability Features in Exchange 2010 SP1

The following new features for high availability and improvements to existing high availability features are available in SP1:

  • Continuous replication – block mode
  • Active mailbox database redistribution
  • Improved Outlook cross-site connection behavior and experience
  • Enhanced datacenter activation coordination support
  • New and enhanced management and monitoring scripts
  • Improvements in failover performance

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