There is an upcoming event from Microsoft to demonstrate the new features of Visual Studio 2008, formerly codename 'Orcas'.
The event will be split into 2 sessions the first covering LINQ (Language Integrated Query) which I am personally looking forward to as LINQ looks extremly promising and looks as though it will be easy to pick up due to the syntax being much like that of SQL. I can see LINQ being a major part of new development, especially if all documents etc. have an XML back end.
The second session of the day covers the remaining features of Visual Studio 2008.
The event will take place both in Reading and London with the same content on each day, links to the event are below:
Reading - 04 September 2007
London - 05 September 2007
If I can find a cheap ticket I will be attending, hope to see you all there!