Finnaly I can say it, Tandy Trower and his team have announced the Microsoft Robotic Studio . Last time I have seen it in early spring, some parts of the tool have been already very impressing. Finally, I am looking forward for the final release.
Brside this the Robot magazine gives a first impression of the Robotics Studio  and some first screenshots of the upcomming Simulator . Furthermore the Carnegie Mellon University starts a new programm  supported by the Robotics Group from Redmond. Meanwhile, there is also a Channe 9 video of almost one hour  available.