Thanks to the guys over at Microsoft UK for taking one of the things off my to-do list. They've produced a series of 'getting started with...' pages for designers about each of the main Microsoft UX offerings.
Microsoft is great at communicating with developers, but is only getting started at talking with designers. The result of this is that there is an awful lot of stuff out their focussing on developers - a lot of it produced by developers who eagerly tear the wrapping of all the new MS stuff as soon as it's available. The problem is that that means that it's easy for a designer to stray of the lighted path and into developer land. This is a great start towards helping designers on their journey. Thanks guys!