Microsoft has completed working on their first major update to their Windows 7 operating system and will begin sending the update out on February 22nd via their Windows Update service. Service pack 1 for Windows 7 will be released on Tuesday to the general public. Owners of Windows 7 will be able to download the service pack (SP1) from the Microsoft Download Center or via Windows Update on Tuesday.
My Two Cents: I have had the luxury of testing Windows 7 SP1 through our membership in the Microsoft Partner Program. I haven’t seen any user interface changes, no real performance boosts, however with all service packs, it is important to update your systems. The Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack is also released. We have that too, and we have had no problems with these service packs.