This fantastic news from Microsoft. It's exactly what Microsoft has needed to do for a long time. Hopefully they won't be limited to just the latest and greatest devices related technology (i.e. WinRT) but will include what many of us deal with day in and day out. It also brings some hope as they dogfood their own technology that some of the rough edges will get some long overdue polish.
Being that C9 runs along a similar vein I wonder will we be seeing new content here from this new group or will it be a new entity in and of iteself with it's own means of publication?