Microsoft put out a press release today with a little bit of information about the next version of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework.
This link has a little more detail, along with some screen shots of Visual Studio 2010. Microsoft’s Channel 9 will be posting some videos about Visual Studio 2010 here. Mary Jo Foley has some commentary about this here.
I am curious about how this might affect the next release of SQL Server. Microsoft typically tries to release new version of SQL Server and Visual Studio simultaneously (although SQL Server 2008 was about nine months later than Visual Studio 2008).