Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidate Now Available

Documentation is available here

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidate helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level, provides ongoing improvements to the Windows Operating System (OS), by including previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms based on customer and partner feedback, and is easy for organizations to deploy a single set of updates.

Microsoft Research hands off its Trident project to Outercurve

Another Microsoft-germinated project has left the building and is now under the auspices of the Outercurve Foundation.

The latest to go is Microsoft Research’s Scientific Workflow Workbench — codenamed Project Trident. On October 26, Outercurve announced that Microsoft Research had donated Trident to the Foundation. Some of the contributors to the project will be non-Microsoft employees and some are Microsoft employees. (The project contributors will still work for their respective employers, e.g. Microsoft, not Outercurve.)

GeForce Forceware 260.99 WHQL

New in Release 260.99

- Increases performance vs. v260.89 drivers in the following PC games: Civilization V (SLI), Fallout 3, Final Fantasy XIV, and Formula 1 Racing (DX11).