In the past, I’ve paid for various libraries (such as Anthony Williams’ excellent just::thread library ) and C++11 documents to make an attempt to get ahead of the curve. Now, however, C++11 information is becoming more easily accessible. There is quite a bit of new content out there that is making things more digestible for programmers who aren’t so involved as to be following the evolution of C++ standard.
I think this particular Dr. Dobbs article/link is technical gold for people navigating the new C++11 standard and its feature set: C++ Reading List
A key item to note is that Bjarne Stroustrup’s book, “The C++ Programming Language”, has had its 4th edition released recently. (It is also in the list.)