I'm thrilled to report that Jeff Chrisope has finally resumed blogging! Jeff is leading the development efforts for the Vista Bridge samples. 

What are the Vista Bridge samples? The Vista Bridge samples are a set of samples that ship with the Windows SDK. These samples illustrate techniques for interoping with Windows Vista native APIs, and for designing managed wrappers that expose a more .NET style of API.

Why should you care about the Vista Bridge samples? If you're developing applications for Windows Vista with managed code, these samples can save you a lot of time. Currently available versions of the samples include managed wrappers for the new Open/Save File dialogs and for Task Dialogs.  And Jeff and Yves Dolce are currently working on wrapping additional APIs. Keep an eye on Jeff's and Yves's blogs to get the inside scoop.