This week there were two Delphi and C++Builder 2009 launch events in Prague and in Bratislava. In Prague there were 205 developers and in Bratislava around 50. Good numbers of attendees and very interesting questions from the audience.
There was an interesting question about the future of native applications on Windows. Check out "wizard behind the curtain" DDJ article for Michael Swindell take on native development. I personally do not expect Microsoft to rewrite Windows in managed code ever.
Some people asked about slides for download. Here they are - "What’s New in Delphi 2009".