Here are the slides Bill Shannon and I used for the JavaOne 2006
Technical Keynote. These cover the high-level roadmaps for Java SE
and EE, including Java SE 6 (Mustang), the Now and How of Java EE 5,
plus future directions.
Among the future directions were some of the initial ideas for Java SE 7 (Dolphin) and
new language technologies including Visual Basic for the Java Platform (Project
Please feel free to reuse these slides to spread the Java Platform
What the slides can't show is the various fine demos:
Chet Haase 
showed Mustang desktop integration features, including the
Vista look-and-feel, splash screen support, icons in the system tray,
and launching native apps.
Ludovic Champenois  showed Java EE 5 in action, including building
a Web Service in NetBeans 5.5 ;
building a transactional web service
with vi and javac; and finally building a Java EE 5 app with Java
Persistence, again in NetBeans 5.5.
Tor Norbye showed the Visual Basic language support from Project Semplice,
using Java Studio Creator to build a JSF web application using VB code
for its application logic. For more on Semplice, see Tor's blog.
Java web-tier to implement a rich Web 2.0 application, with Ajax on the
more on Phobos, see Roberto's blog.