In less than two weeks (November 3rd) I'm headed to Brussels, Belgium for the European Shareware Conference. I expect that I'll have RTM copies of the C# and VB.Net Shareware Starter Kit to give away (and they'll also be available via MSDN) and, I'm hoping to have beta copies of the C++ edition of the SSK.
(Note: The C++ version is unmanaged code and will not require the installation of the .net framework in your shareware apps. It still requires .Net on the server side as that part is in C#).
I'm also going to be giving a talk on Sunday November 6th at the conference showing off the SSK and talking about what we're doing at Microsoft to help MicroISVs.
If you're going to be there, leave a comment and I'd be happy to arrange a time to talk with you!