You mentioned that you had some contact with Microsoft. Do you know any "Ada
aware" people who work for Microsoft and might be in a position to consider
including Ada as one of the languages in Visual Studio?
This is probably a silly, hypothetical question but I think Microsoft has
finally been forced to notice that they have a poor reputation with regard to
software reliability. If someone of influence within Microsoft could be
convinced that using Ada would help them produce less defective software then
maybe some of Microsoft's own money would be spent promoting Ada.
They would surely get some good press in the Wall Street Journal if they
announced they were developing the next version of Windows using the same
"safety-critical" language as the Boeing 777 commercial aircraft.
OK, back to reality now...
F. Britt Snodgrass