I'm hoping the build 'local developer events' .. will be worthwhile and will feature similar giveaways as conference attendees get ... a Surface would be nice .. or maybe a discount coupon for a Surface .. say .. half price?.
@Indra: .. Its kinda pointless to argue about the superiority of manged versus native code .. the numbers speak for themselves .. but this time I can't resist ... Linq is a C# and VB thing .. its not native .. and as for C# vs C++ here's what the great Charles Petzold says .. "I became a strong advocate of managed code, and I really haven't had any reason to return to the world of message loops and wayward memory pointers. I already paid my Windows API dues, and plenty of them."
Your other point is valid .. it is a quite brittle approach ... but the fact is unless you own the data you always have the issue of somebody changing the api or format.
This is awesome! I haven't seen anything this cool in a long time! ... People have written 'Cloud' based editors and compilers but this is a whole new level of cool! .. intellisense, multi-languages supported, background compilation .. a debugger is coming .. Wow!