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Microsoft Office 2011 SP1 for Mac arriving next week with Outlook improvements

Microsoft's Business Unit, the Mac software arm of the Redmond-based software giant, is set to release its first Service Pack for Office 2011 for Mac. Just like most updates of this nature, SP1 will address a myriad of bugs, and roll in most of the hotfixes that came before it into one, easy to install package. SP1 will also address Outlook's syncing support, with the BU adding calendar...

Windows 7 SP1 download links go live for TechNet, MSDN users

Windows 7 SP1 download links are now live for MSDN and TechNet subscribers, so head to your downloads page and grab the updated ISOs. Public availability will follow on February 22nd, and end users will be able to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 via Windows Update or download an installer. As we've said before, SP1 won't bring many (if any) visible changes to the average user. In addition to...

Windows 7 SP1, Server 2008 R2 SP1 available February 22

The Windows Team blog has finally given us a concrete release date for Windows 7 SP1. On February 22, the service pack will be available to the general public for download via Windows Update or directly from the Microsoft website. The client (Windows 7) update is being released in tandem with its server counterpart, so administrators will be able to grab Server 2008 R2 SP1 on the 22nd as well....

Windows 7 SP1 download due today, says Microsoft Technet post

We reported earlier that the release of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 could be coming soon. Its impending arrival seemed to be heralded by the availability of a prerequisite installer update delivered recently via Windows Update. Now, however, there's an indication that we could be just hours away from being able to download Windows 7 SP1. A Microsoft Technet blog -- albeit a Russian one we've had...

Windows 7 SP1 RTM download coming soon?

Over at WinRumors, Tom Warren postulates that the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 download will be arriving soon. In addition to the general availability of an SP1 blocker tool since November, Warren notes that a patch delivered Tuesday updates the installation software in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The knowledgebase article states "The installation software is the component that handles the...

Windows 7 SP1 beta download goes public

If don't have a TechNet or MSDN subscription and you've been anxious to get the Windows 7 SP1 beta installed (though I'm not sure why you would be if your system is already up to date and you're not a system admin or developer), now's your chance. Grab your Windows Live ID and head on over to the Microsoft Eval Center and download the beta right now! One important thing to remember is that...

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 public beta now available

We already told you that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 had hit closed beta, but now Microsoft has made it available to everyone. Announced on Monday at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, SP1 reflects Microsoft's increased focus on cloud computing. As we've mentioned before, SP1 includes RemoteFX, which allows for host-based rendering of 3D graphics. That means when you remotely connect to...

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 beta invites dispatched; testing to begin shortly

The site that always reminds me of Neopets -- Neowin -- is reporting that Windows 7 SP1 beta invites have started to appear in the email inboxes of beta testing candidates. Now, if you're too lazy to click through to Neopets, here are the rest of the details. First, there isn't anything we don't already know. The service pack will be made available in a variety of European languages and...

Windows 7 SP1 download leaked, now on torrent trackers

Microsoft has already clued us in about two big additions coming to the enterprise in Windows 7 SP1 -- Dynamic Memory support and a more robust Remote Desktop client which uses RemoteFX -- but not much else is known about the upcoming release. It will, of course, also include the various fixes which have been delivered via Windows Update prior to SP1's release. If intrepid users have their...

Windows 7 SP1 details outed: try to contain your excitement

There's been talk floating around for quite some time about the coming of Windows 7 SP1. Today, we've got some details out of Redmond -- but if you were waiting for something exciting, you should probably check out Erez's post about watching Vimeo videos in ASCII format. The short version: Windows 7 SP1 will pretty much just be a rollup of updates that have been previously released. Yay. ...

Windows 7 SP1 coming this summer?

Word on the street is that Microsoft is hard at work on Windows 7 Service Pack 1. And while that's just a rumor for now, I'd be kind of surprised if it wasn't true. After all, Microsoft has a long history of putting out service packs that bundle together all of the incremental updates for each of its operating systems. Usually a service pack also includes a few new features. Here are a a few of...

Windows XP SP3 Available for download

Microsoft has released Release Candidate 1 of Windows XP to it's official site. Anyone can now download this eagerly awaited update to the world's most popular operating system. This update is sure to be a hit with consumers and professionals who have been less than enthused with Windows Vista. As we have previously covered, there is still a huge demand for Windows XP, despite the fact that it's...

Windows Vista SP1 beta due in September, final release in 2008

Microsoft has announced plans for Windows Vista SP1. As we've previously noted, a small group of PC users have been testing a pre-release version of SP1. Apparently this is pre-beta stuff, as Microsoft now says it will launch a private beta within the next few weeks. The full version of Windows Vista SP1 is scheduled for release during the first quarter of 2008. There will probably be a public...

Pre-beta testers may already have Windows Vista SP1 and XP SP3

Word on the street is that Microsoft may be sending out pre-release beta versions of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows XP Service Pack 3. If the rumors are true, and they may not be (despite a series of screenshots making the rounds), the Windows XP service pack weighs in at about 350MB and offers up about 900 solutions to reported problems. Many of those fixes have been addressed via...

Vista Countdown: 5 Days

Five days until Windows Vista is unleashed on the general populace. Back when we did our Vista upgrade poll, about 15% of you said you wouldn't be upgrading to Vista until after they release the first service pack. Well, good news for you: Microsoft is already laying the groundwork for Vista SP1's release. CNet says Microsoft has outlined an update with minor enhancements along the same lines as...