Silverlight and Software-plus-Services
There are a lot of changes going on with Acropolis, with all the feedback received publicly and collaboration with other product teams internally, to provide a better developer story. If you haven't tried Acropolis August CTP yet, check it out at http://windowsclient.net/Acropolis/. It works with VS 2008 Beta 2. One of the cool samples to run is the line-of-business Expense sample.
After much anticipation, Silverlight was released this week! I highly recommend checking it out: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight.
Yesterday was the annual Company Meeting, and I'm really excited about the emerging software-plus-services model and the new technologies being demo'ed that look like right out of a science fiction movie. I can't wait to see the impact over the next few years - it's really an amazing time and place to be in.