This is great news for touch screen users out there on Windows 7.  This package of software was previously only available to Other Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and not the general public.

Well I caught sight of this software download on the Microsoft Download Center which means it has been released to the world!

The Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 is a collection of games and applications that are made available to computers with multi-touch enabled displays running Windows 7.

The Touch Pack includes:
Microsoft Blackboard, an intricate game of physics in which you solve a puzzle by creating a fanciful machine on a blackboard.

Microsoft Garden Pond, a tranquil game that takes place in serene Japanese water gardens.

Microsoft Rebound, a game in which you use your fingertips to control Tesla spheres with an electrical field between them to catapult a metal game ball into your opponent’s goal.

Microsoft Surface Globe, a program that you can use to explore the earth as a flat 2-D map or as an immersive 3-D experience.

Microsoft Surface Collage, a program that you can use to explore and interact with your photos and arrange them as a desktop background.

Microsoft Surface Lagoon, a screen saver and interactive water simulation, complete with a meditative rock arrangement and playful, shy fish.

If you have wandered through a computer store in the last six months since Windows 7 release you have probably seen these applications running on a touch enabled PC.

This software is only available to Windows 7 users running Genuine Windows so it does mean you have to validate your installation before you will be given access to the download file.  This is a very straight forward and quick process.

Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 Download (239MB)