I second tomkirbygreen's request - since watching Herb's initial webcast I've jumped on the Modern C++ and CX bandwagon; the transition from C# has been an experience to say the least (heavy investment of personal time as the learning curve is steep and material is scarce); a reassurance that Microsoft's commitment is still at the level would be appreciated - from a C# developers perspective we'll need something more to look forward to because the constraints and development experience for building Windows 8 apps using C++/CX has more challenges then benefits (within the context of what we have to give up).   I'm going to stay the course but that is more the pit-bull in me then any anticipated ROI.