Lucian Wischik is publishing a series of blog posts showing how Await can be used in a wide variety of situations ranging from awaiting an animation to complete to capturing the results of a command line program.
C# and VB.NET will soon be getting new features like Windows Runtime Support, Asynchronous Methods, Caller Info attributes and more. Also, compiler will get APIs which will expose what the compiler knows about the code to the IDE and the developers.
In keeping with their annual cadence, Microsoft has begun work on the next version of ASP.NET MVC. Areas of emphasis include smoothing out the development and deployment workflow, sharing more features with Web Forms, improving AJAX support, and offering a better story for HTML 5 on mobile and tablet devices.