Today Soma delivered the keynote speech at TechEd Developers 2007, Barcelona, Spain. It was great to see him talk about MSDN Community and Translation Wiki projects we are working. You can read details about his keynote here - http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2007/11/05/teched-developer-in-europe.aspx. Soma made the following announcements:
Release of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET FX 3.5 before the end of November 2007.
Removing license restrictions with Visual Studio and the Visual Studio SDK to enable customers to use the Visual Studio IDE and build applications that target the platform of your choice.
Access to the Visual Studio source code for VSIP premier partners to enable you to better design and debug your add-ins to Visual Studio.
Popfly Explorer add-in to Visual Studio as a Codeplex project.
CTP for the Microsoft Sync Framework that enables you to build on the offline synchronization capability in Visual Studio 2008.