Well, we're getting towards a heartbeat anyway. Actually, it's really more of a death march for the developers, testers, and program managers. With the next release of Visual Studio (codenamed: Whidbey), support for native (a.k.a. C++) device development will be integrated into the Visual Studio IDE for the first time in several releases. I'll be posting more in the next couple of weeks with information about what we plan on supporting, and trying to get some feedback from all of you about what you'd like the IDE to do, and how you want it to work. Cheers!