Been wondering what I've been up to for the last few months? Well, reengineering the development process for the VSIP SDK. It is now called the VS SDK. In the future it will be the one place to get all of the SDK's for Visual Studio related platforms (like Visual Studio Team System, Help Integration, Debugger, Project Systems, etc). If it comes out of Visual Studio and is used as an extensibility mechanism it will be included in the VS SDK.
What we've achieved to this point is:
The good news is that you can download and try a preview of this new setup.
There's bound to be bugs, but getting your feedback to fix them is vital. We've pounded on it for a while, but the real test is when you try it on your system.
Here are some things you need to know:
Here's the location of the download. Here's link to the download directly.
If you can try this out, please provide feedback. You can use the VS Extensibility Forum or the MSDN Product Feedback Center.