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Microsoft to Ship Windows 7 Service Pack in 2011

When Microsoft began beta testing the first service pack for Windows 7, many people took that as a sign that the final version would debut later this year. Not so.

Microsoft has now confirmed that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) will be released in the first half of next year, an event that will only accelerate what has already been a brisk adoption of the new operating system among corporate buyers. Datamation has the details.


A week after Microsoft began officially beta testing the first service pack for Windows 7, it has revealed that it's planning to ship the final version sometime during the first half of next year.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) had not said when to expect Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to be formally released, but given that the SP1 beta was released broadly last week at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington, many observers had expected it to debut as early as the end of 2010.

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Microsoft: Windows 7 Service Pack Coming in 2011