I posted a topic a few days ago about the future of COM. Overall, most responses implied that COM in general has and will become .NET legacy. The bottomline is Microsoft is dropping COM for .NET.
Microsoft will release Longhorn and I am sure they are working on other versions of their line of OS. According to several articles on the future of Windows development, .NET is taking over Windows.
What is the future of C++ programming in Windows? Microsoft can make C++ obsolete under Windows as they push .NET. I have no problem with .NET. I am just curious about C++ programming in Windows because, well, it is fun!