I wrote earlier about a lecture by Jeffrey Richter called “The Art of Thread Synchronization.” Every one of his lectures is fascinating. Richter has just started a regular column called “Concurrent Affairs” in MSDN Magazine, which discusses concurrency in .NET. Some of the content from his lecture appears in his first article article in the October 2005 issue.
Also, in the same issue, Don Box, author of .NET Essentials, hints at the melding of code and data (a la Scheme) in the Orcas version of the .NET Framework. (Hmm… expression trees?) If you followed his blog before, you many have noticed that he often predicts CLR features that eventually make it to the runtime such as Co– and Contravariance in Whidbey delegates.