Here is a list of what I recently installed or I plan to install. It is a list of software (updates) that you might consider useful:
Windows Vista/2008 Service Pack 2
It was released a few hours ago for general audience and it brings some important fixes. I think is a must-have. It is a must have and now can be downloaded through Windows Update.
I have just installed it through Windows Update. It took about 30 minutes to complete (download + install).
Visual Studio 2010 Beta
The lastest version of the well known IDE brings a lot of new features: editor completely written in WPF, a more eye candy user interface, .NET Framework 4 (dynamic types for C#, named parameters, implicit values, etc.). It is available for free and you can download either Professional or the Team Suite edition (I recommend the last one).
Office Mobile 6.1 Upgrade
If you have a Windows Mobile (5, 6 or 6.1) phone that came with Office Mobile you should consider this upgrade (it is free!). After installing the update Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile will be able to open OpenXML files (*.docx, *.xslx and *.pptx).
The update is about 3 MB and even if Office in installed in phone’s ROM you can choose to update it and use the storage card for the new files.
Using Twitter? Then you should install this software to manage your twits. It allows you to view, send, reply, retweet, do whatever you want. It runs on the local machine and it is based on Adobe AIR.
It is annoying to go every time on the administration page on your blog to write something new. Using Live Writer you can write posts directly from your desktop in a editor. The cool thing is that it makes a preview of your post just like it will appear on the blog.
With it you can manage multiple blogs, you can save/open posts/drafts for editing, you can insert media and you have many formatting options.
It is included in the “Live Essentials” package.