Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 won’t hit the market before H1 2011

Just a couple of weeks ago Microsoft opened the public beta program for the Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

The update is especially interesting as it introduces two key technologies for virtualization: Dynamic Memory for Hyper-V and RemoteFX for Remote Desktop Services (RDS).
Earlier this year, widespread rumors suggested that the SP1 would arrive within the end of this year, but Microsoft recently published in its FAQ page, a different roadmap which places the update somewhere in H1 2011.
Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet is reporting the rumored date of April 2011.

Microsoft is trying to change the market perception about its capability to execute, fighting its fame of over-promising and under-delivering vendor, while surprising competitors at the same time. So it won’t be too surprising to see the SP1 indeed arriving before the end of this year.