Two words, with powerful meanings.
Yesterday, we merged Burlex' windows patch into core (fucking monster it was too, 200-300kb). It all went fairly smoothly, apart from some problems with configure/building in linux/freebsd which Brain and myself soon had sorted fairly soon.
I then spent the rest of the day wrestling with vs2005, to find out it's a picece of shit.
I then grabbed my copy of vs2003, and so we have:
InspIRCd. Native. On Windows.
I'll be working to get something packaged up over the next few days probably.