Microsoft is making consistent progress with Windows 7's evolution from the Beta to Release Candidate. And make no mistake about it, all Windows 7 development milestones superseding Build 7000 (Beta) are from the RC-branch. The latest release from Redmond to make it into the wild is Windows 7 Build 7048, sporting an array of modifications specific to the first and only Release Candidate of the operating system. Of course, having shipped a feature-complete Beta, the focus with the development of RC is on softening all the rough edges of the platform and integrating tester feedback. And there is quite a lot of feedback to handle, according to data made public by Microsoft.