Straight from the keynote at TechEd North America (I’m not there!) comes this press release…

http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2010/jun10/06-07TechEd2010PR.mspx

“Public beta of service pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 coming by end of July. The new virtualization tools in SP1 will help Windows Server 2008 R2 users prepare for cloud computing, Remote FX provides rich 3-D graphical experience for remote users, and Dynamic Memory enables more control to adjust memory usage without sacrificing performance. The service pack also will include a series of incremental updates, previously delivered through Windows Update, for both Windows Server and Windows 7 users.”

So, we knew it was coming, but didn’t know when.  At least we now know when the beta will ship…

I’m sure this won’t be the last of the announcements this week from TechEd…Stay tuned!