For anyone who may be interested I've just posted an AddIn and Wizard on the Pelles C forums. These will allow you to integrate the VC++ compilers supplied with the Windows SDK into Pelles C.
The integration is 90%. It compiles code and uses most of the IDE's functions, but there are a couple of C specific IDE functions that (obviously) don't work on C++ code...
The big plus is that it gives you a full suite of Resource Editors so you can integrate dialog, menu, accellerator, string, manifest, message, icon, cursor, etc. resources into your C++ projects. (to get this from MSVS costs a wheelbarrow full of money)
If you'd like to try it you can get Pelles C at ...
smorgasbordet - Pelles C
The AddIn is here...
C++ for POIDE... Wizard and AddIn (32 and 64 bits) (membership required to download)
You can get it on direct download from ... HERE (Read the forum post first)
It's experimental.. it was fun to write... I hope you find it useful.