By now you've probably heard the news that Microsoft has released Beta 1 of the next version of Visual Studio, code name "Orcas".  We'll be providing detailed information on what's new and important for you to know about in Orcas in upcoming issues of MSDN Magazine.  For now, check out the CLR Inside Out column from the April 2007 issue.  In it, Mike Downen, Inbar Gazit, and Justin Van Patten from the BCL team highlight a bunch of the new classes available in the .NET Framework 3.5, the version of the Framework that's part of the "Orcas" release.

-Stephen