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Windows 7 Service Pack Coming

With both an extensive consumer and enterprise release of Windows 7 behind it, Microsoft has had months to track bugs and feedback in preparation for the inevitable Service Pack release of fixes.

As Datamation reports, Microsoft is emphasizing cloud computing in its pitch to enterprise IT decision makers to upgrade to Windows 7 as well as its latest Windows Server release.

And that wasn't the only news Microsoft shared at its TechEd conference as its Azure services development platform was also in the mix.

Microsoft today said it plan to release the beta versions for its first Service Pack updates to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Release 2 (R2) in late July, giving corporate IT an opportunity for an early look at the releases. The debut of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for any Microsoft OS is a key event for IT decision makers, who typically wait until the first major update before they begin planning and testing deployments.

Although high interest in Windows 7 has led many in corporate IT to start earlier than usual, however, the most conservative IT buyers have still been waiting for the SP1 before beginning their evaluations and pilots.

But fanning the flames of excitement around the pending arrival of SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 wasn't Microsoft's only goal today. At the same time, it continued to drive home another message: Enterprise IT decision makers should also be getting ready to move to the cloud.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Microsoft Pushes the Cloud as Windows 7, Server 2008 Betas Near