The next version of Visual Studio, codename "Orcas" is now available for download.  There are also some other great materials out there about it including this Channel9 Video and
a whitepaper describing an overview of what's in "Orcas". 

"Orcas" enables developers and development teams to rapidly create connected, secure and compelling applications on the latest platforms, including Windows Vista, Longhorn, the 2007 Office System and the Web.  There are also some additional tools provided for the database professionals, designers and development teams that you should definitely check out once you get it installed. 

Next month's DevCares event is all about "Orcas" and LINQ, so make sure you sign up today to learn even more about where the future of Visual Studio is headed!