Intel and Microsoft holding an event, on September 1 in San Francisco, to discuss collaboration on improvements to Windows 7, and’ll "share how the two companies collaborated on key enhancements during the development of Windows 7". Intel earlier described how Microsoft and Intel "saw unique opportunities to optimize Windows 7 for Intel processor technology" in the areas of performance, power management, and graphics. And on Intel's Web site, the chipmaker lists desktop motherboards and associated drivers that have passed logo certification for Windows 7. Another beneficiary of improved Windows 7 technology: Intel solid-state drives, which’re typically faster than hard-disk drives and gaining ground in niche markets such as high-end laptops, gaming PCs, and servers. SSDs’ll be able to take advantage of Windows 7 technology called “Trim Command”. Trim’ll allow blocks of data to be freed up for reuse to better maintain the performance of the SSD.