Check out the Snappers Facial Rig for Maya, (also available for 3ds Max), featuring incredible detail and controls.
Fibermesh Hair Tutorial
Yuri Alexander has posted a tutorial on creating and rendering Fibermesh hair.
Forest Pack for 3ds Max
iToosoft have launched Forest Pack, a 3ds Max plug-in for the creation of vast surfaces of trees and plants.
3ds Max 2012 - Hotfix 1
Good news! Autodesk have released the first Hotfix for 3ds Max 2012, fixing several issues and bugs.