Kate Gregory's latest column is up on CodeGuru. In it, she talks about the language changes in Visual C++ 2005.
C++ Language Changes for Visual Studio 2005
The next version of Visual Studio (formerly Whidbey, now Visual Studio 2005) is rich in improvements to the libraries and the usual sort of "behind the scenes" cleanups and speedups that don't get a lot of press. It has plenty of companion tools and new functionalities that will make the lives of developers simpler and happier. But to me, all of that pales in comparison to what Visual Studio 2005 has done with C++. In this column, I highlight some of the C++ language changes awaiting you in the next Visual Studio version.