Up on MSDN, the The North Face In-Store Explorer White Paper and Sample has been posted, updated for the February CTP.  A couple things to note. (1) When you install the .msi for the samples, it will say November CTP.  Disregard -- this compiles with the February 2006 CTP.  (2) The video carousel is a bit flaky, depending on your video driver.  Sometimes, the sound all plays simultaneously and you don't get volume control. 

BTW, sorry for the silence on the blog: in MIX mode.  See you in Vegas.