I would like to let readers know that most of material that I have on my blog in regard of Fusion and VC++ libs, manifests and other side-by-side things, all or most of this is already available in a form of VC++ docs online on http://msdn2.microsoft.com. It is actually online for quite some time, but it looks like folks still do  not know about this site. Let me give you some overview of topics:

I would like to specifically mention two topics that should answer two most frequent questions:

Hope this may help you find information you are looking for. Also I would like to mention that Martyn has moved his blog to a new location (http://blogs.msdn.com/martynl/). One of his recent posts describes in details why VC++ had to change deployment model for VC++ DLLs, http://blogs.msdn.com/martynl/archive/2005/10/13/480880.aspx. Take a look and feel free to ask any questions.