Used to monitor for wordpress version updates and displays info in the admin screen.
WordPress Version Check provides you with an easy way of checking that you are running the most up-to-date WordPress version. The plugin checks an XML-RPC webservice every 15 minutes for update information and displays a message in the admin pages.
Note this plugin is no longer useful or supported so don't bother installing it
See this blog post for more info: http://blog.ftwr.co.uk/archives/2009/05/26/retiring-wordpress-version-check/