The following 10 minute video shows what's new in the help system for the upcoming release of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2.
The key trends are as follows:
The direction the Visual Studio Help team is moving reflects my own trends as well: moving towards a web-like experience with help, relying more on search, adding contextual topics based on what the user is viewing, and publishing help in a location I can update on the fly.
(Thanks to Keith Soltys for the link.)
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