So my powers of observation are proven right again…I’m not sure if I actually blogged it, but I did mention to a few people who can verify that I believed "Acropolis" would become a part of .NET Framework proper. After a bit of silence, Microsoft has finally announced the plans for "Acropolis". Basically, a future version of the .NET framework will indeed include a smart client equivalent of the ASP.NET MVC framework. Once again, I implore the kind people of Microsoft to consider providing a unified framework for application composition.
In other great news, MSFT will be enhancing the existing PNP Guidance to fill the void between now and the release of "Acropolis" (which will have no further preview releases) within a future version of the .NET Framework (fingers crossed hoping that it makes 4.0).