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Event Summary

You’re invited to join us October 19-23, 2009 at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington for the Development Tools Ecosystem Summit focused on Visual Studio extensibility! Whether beginner or expert, you’ll learn tips and tricks, best practices, and meet 1:1 with developers and architects.

Visual Studio is an open, extensible platform that can be customized for everything from individual productivity tools to enterprise-wide development needs. The Visual Studio Shell enables developers to leverage a world class IDE to build specialized tools for any number of vertical industries, and can even be custom-branded with your own splash screen and app icon. The conference is open to all developers on October 19th and 20th to learn how to extend Visual Studio 2010. October 21st through October 23rd is a private event for VSIP program members under NDA to receive exclusive business and technical content. For more information on the VSIP program, click here.

October 19th & 20th - Visual Studio Extensibility Days: All developers are invited to join us for two full days of sessions. Each day will have two session tracks presented by Microsoft product team members and industry influencers.
A broad range of Visual Studio extensibility topics will be presented including:

• Visual Studio extensibility overview

• Extending the new Editor in Visual Studio 2010

• Using the Visual Studio SDK

• Building applications based on the free Visual Studio Shell

• Programming language service integration

• Building custom Domain Specific Language (DSL) tools

• Team Foundation Server (TFS) extensibility

• Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) extensibility

• Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA)

And many more Visual Studio extensibility topics!

October 21st - Partner Business and Strategy Day:  Two tracks for VSIP, Inner Circle partners and insiders under NDA only, focusing primarily on the business strategy, marketing discussions, and early information about undisclosed technologies.  This may include unannounced changes to Dev10, Dev11 planning, other platform strategies & initiatives.

October 22nd and 23rd - VSIP Developer Clinic: Developer clinic on Microsoft campus B20 where VSIP program members, under NDA only, meet 1:1 with Microsoft subject matter experts.

Social Events

Monday October 19: 6:00-7:30 PM -  Ask the Experts, Partner & Publisher Fair: During this social event, Visual Studio extensibility developers, VSIP and Inner Circle partners can interact with Microsoft experts, other partners and 3rd party publishers.

Tuesday October 20: 6:00-8:00 PM -  Partner Networking Reception: After a visit to the company store, VSIP and Inner Circle partners are invited to network at the Microsoft Company Museum. Drinks, desserts, and appetizers will be served.

Wednesday October 21: 6:00-9:00 PM - VSIP Partner Dinner: Dinner at the Januik Winery in Woodinville, WA. Buses will provide transportation from the Conference Center to and from the event. Maps will be provided for those that have their own transportation.

Registration Details

General Extensibility Developers: Check out full event details on MSDN, an agenda and session details will be posted soon! clip_image004

VSIP Partners & Inner Circle Partners: All partner program members are invited to this event and should register on the Development Tools Ecosystem Partner Portal.

Microsoft FTE: Microsoft employees are invited to attend this event.  When you register on the link above, please ensure to enter Microsoft as your Company and use your alias as your email address.

Additional Resources

Hotel Information

List of commonly used hotels in the Redmond/Bellevue area):

A. Residence Inn
Redmond Town Center
7575 164th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 497-9226
(800) 331-3131
B. Timberlawn Apts
15850 NE 40th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 883-6801
C. Residence Inn
14455 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 882-1222
(800) 331-3131

D. Courtyard Bellevue
14615 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 869-5300
(800) 321-2211

E. Fairfield Inn
14595 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 869-6548
(800) 228-2800

F. Homestead Village
15805 NE 28th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
(425) 885-6675
(888) 782-7473

G. Hyatt Regency
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 462-2626
(800) 462-1234

H. Hilton Bellevue
100 112th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-3330
(800) 235-4458

I. DoubleTree
300 112th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-1300
(800) 733-5466

J. Embassy Suites
3225 158th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98008
(425) 644-2500
(800) 362-2779

clip_image006For registration and general event questions, contact dtes@microsoft.com.