Asynchronous Operations in Windows 8 with the Parallel Patterns Library (PPL)

The Concurrency Runtime team is working on the next generation of the Parallel Patterns Library (PPL) that will help you consume asynchronous operations in your apps using a simpler development model than the one Windows 8 has built-in as part of its Windows Runtime.

In that sense, they recently published a blog post explaining the rationale behind their abstraction library, and not less importantly, a set of samples showing these in action.