Greetings. Perhaps you missed our live Q&A with Charles Petzold a couple of weeks ago. The session is now posted here at the Microsoft Virtual Academy. (You must register with MVA to access this free material.)
Principal Technical Evangelist Jaime Rodriguez and Charles discussed development for Windows 8, Charles’s new book (Programming Windows, Sixth Edition), C++ (including how I “encouraged” Charles to convert all his C# companion code for the new book to C++ [minute 43]), DirectX, the Windows Runtime API, moving from WPF to XAML, and lots more, including Charles’s Windows tattoo. They also took lots of questions live.
This far-ranging conversation lasts about 63 minutes. Enjoy!