Today at PDC the future direction of Visual Basic is being discussed. We have posted some resources on MSDN to help developers learn about some of the new futures, such as Project LINQ. Check out the VB Future page.
Also, if you could not make PDC we have posted the entire contents of the VB PDC Resource CD online. Here you will find a collection of the best Visual Studio 2005 information along with more information on the future of VB from PDC and all of the VB presentation slides.