Microsoft Shipping Windows 7 SP1 Betas

The release of the first service pack for a new Microsoft operating system is always a telling event. At that point, IT managers have a chance to kick the tires and decide whether the new OS is really worth the investment of upgrading the enterprise.

For Windows 7, Service Pack 1 (SP1) isn’t due out until July. But as Datamation reports, Microsoft has begun shipping pre-release copies of the beta version to some early adopters.

Microsoft confirmed Thursday that although it isn’t due to release the long-awaited public beta test version of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) until the end of July, it has already started shipping pre-release versions of the beta to some early adopters.

The first service pack for a new Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) operating system — in this case, Windows 7 — has become somewhat of a milestone, especially for IT managers responsible for deciding if and when their company should begin to deploy the operating system. So the release of the first service pack is important news for IT decision makers.

Read the full story at Datamation:

Is the Service Pack for Windows 7 Already in Beta?

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