Win32 Programming - part 3: tools

Here I recap, for those that do not yet have them, what I believe necessary tools and documentation to approach Win32 programming:

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition (download it localized in your preferred languare and also don't forget to download service pack 1 from the same page)

Microsoft Platform Software Development Kit (PSDK)

If you are using VC++ 2005 Express you should read this page on how to update the Win32 project template and on how to enable a few Win32 projects types making them available for use inside the IDE.