I'm am on board with the whole native renaissance, but c++... it's a language that doubles as a museum of design errors. Header files for instance, and having to put your fields in there.. that's just wrong. Real intellisense would be nice too.
D would mean one could have native code AND have a productive language and have been watching it for a while. Also I expect a lot of native domain specific languages to come out of the LLVM infrastructure. Is there a MS equivalent for that?
At work now, can't wait to see this episode!