Next week is Tech-Ed 2006 and what we're hearing is likely to be the "relaunch" of Windows Live. We've already mentioned that the Windows Live Developer Community (dev.live.com) is expected to launch, of which we posted a preview earlier in the week, but there's a few other things happening too.
Several sites are reporting that Messenger will go public on Friday 16th June. We tend to shy away from giving (or confirming) exact release dates, because they can be changed at very short notice. Not good for you and not good for us. Having said that (and not wanting to be quoted as giving a definite date!) we will be disappointed if the release hasn't occurred before Friday.
As for the rest, I think we can save that for next week :-)