Erik Meijer will present the evening keynote of YOW! 2012
http://yowkeynotebris2012.eventbrite.com.au/
http://www.yowconference.com.au/general/details.html?speakerId=3368

Open Systems - Actors and Cloud

In this talk we will show how highly-available stateful Actors provide a flexible and easy to use programming model for the Cloud on the outside, while still allowing for the traditional programming models on the inside.

And, actuall, his Cloud Programmability team is working on something about "Actors and Cloud".

http://channel9.msdn.com/Forums/Coffeehouse/The-Cloud-Programmability-Teams-new-adventure-Linq-to-Actors-
http://www.jobspeed.com/job/129171/software-development-engineer-ii-job-l-redmond-washington-98052

So, I expect an announcement for some new project to play with. Smiley