I'll be at TechEd all next week. The show is sold out, but if you're going and you're a C++ developer, you'll want to check out Kate Gregory's talk on Monday:
DEV331 - Visual C++: Using the .NET Framework in Win32/MFC Applications
Are you a MFC developer confused about the Microsoft roadmap for Visual C++? Do you want to learn how you can enable your MFC applications with new features using the .NET Framework? (Did you know that was even possible?) Attend this session and learn a variety of techniques for extending and reusing your tried-and-true MFC applications and components with the .NET Framework. Become your own Upgrade Wizard and take your MFC code into a new era.
and you'll want to check out Herb Sutter's talk on Friday:
DEV333 Visual C++ 2005: The Language of Choice for Native and .NET
Visual C++ 2005 introduces an improved C++ language design for taking advantage of the .NET Framework without leaving behind any native features. Hear from the lead architect of the new language design and see how it brings C++ language strengths like deterministic finalization and templates to .NET development...
There are a number of other good C++ talks scheduled. I'll try to get as much information about these out over the next couple of weeks as I can. I'll be blogging from the conference, and I'll probably do a little moblogging from there also. If you're at the show, you'll probably find me in the cabanas, or feel free to drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd like to get some feedback and ideas from customers about the future direction of the Visual C++ Developer Center.