Below I've pasted the VS SDK Product Backlog for version 4 of the VS SDK.  We're planning to ship this version of the VS SDK in mid-December.  This will be the last revision of the VS SDK that supports VS 2005.  We'd love to get some feedback on these features and work items. 

The major areas of focus for V4 are to

  1. enable community collaboration,
  2. ease component vendor pain, 
  3. improve the user experience getting started with the VS SDK and
  4. get a start on some VS Orcas platform and SDK work. 

Those themes drove the decisions we've made so far, but we need feedback from VS SDK users to ensure we are driving toward a successful release for V4, so please don't be shy about letting us know what you think of our plan.  There is, of course, much more we'd like to do, but have to combine a lot of competing priorities and limited resources in order to come up with the best update we can for this time-frame.  Your feedback helps us to understand how best to compromise on priorities and align resources.

Category

Priority

Feature

Doc

10

Documentation Tech Reviews I

Infrastructure

20

Checkin suites coverage improvements

Infrastructure

20

Code Coverage Improvements I

Community

20

Community Content Plan (Forum Sweep)

Other Features

20

General Bug Fixing I

Community

25

Community Content Plan (Forum Ownership)

Component Vendor

25

Component Vendor Web Control

Component Vendor

25

Component Vendor Windows Forms Control

Power Toys

25

Ship Source Outliner power toy code for community collaboration

Component Vendor

26

Component Vendor Setup

Component Vendor

27

Component Vendor Toolbox

Community

30

Community Content Plan (Webcast, Screencast)

Iron Python

30

Event generation

Iron Python

30

IP Language Service - Code window dropdowns Webcast

Test

30

Orcas VS PIA redist testing

Other Features

30

Project Aggregator 2 fixes in Orcas

Power Toys

30

Ship power toys more broadly (not just in VS SDK)

Better OOBE

30

Update Sample Browser Spec

Community

40

Community Content Plan (Blogs)

Other Features

40

General Bug Fixing II

Better OOBE

40

Getting Started Docs

Orcas

40

Orcas SDK - Ship with Orcas CTP's

Partner Content

40

Test Adapter Sample (VS IDE Host)

Test

40

Vista GDR (Beta)

Test

40

Whidbey SP1 (RTM)

Community

42

Community Content Plan (Team Chat 30 min)

Better OOBE

43

Update Setup

Component Vendor

45

Component Vendor Help Integration

Community

45

Connect VS SDK user to community shared source for PowerToys and other projects

Component Vendor

50

Component Vendor Component Versioning

Doc

55

Integrate Documentation Tools into SDK

Samples

60

Nested Project Sample (update from Archive folder)

Other Features

60

Project Systems/VSRegEx - Cloning Templates Fix

Iron Python

70

IP Project - BrowseWith context menu for HTML project items

Other Features

70

Project System Base Classes - Cancel build

Other Features

99

Dynamic Project Flavor Sample

Test

99

PPE testing of Orcas

Other Features

99

Setup/Deployment of Packages via Deployment Projects

Other Features

99

Update MenuAndCommands ref samples for ComboBox command type

Infrastructure

100

Code Coverage Improvements II

Doc

100

Documentation Tech Reviews II