Not everyone is aware that a large number of Microsoft Executives and leaders have blogs of their own. Check out the listing of Developer Division Leaders and their blogs on the Visual Studio Dev Center. Now you can read about the latest information right from the top.
Visual Basic developers should check out Rob Copeland's Blog. Rob is the Product Unit Manager for the Rapid Application Development team. This includes Visual Basic, Windows Forms, and Visual Studio Data Tools.
Also check out Soma Somasegar's blog. Soma is the Corporate Vice President for Servers and Tools and a pretty reqular blogger.