Included in VSTS 2010 is a new Server Explorer enhancement that lets you work with SharePoint 2010 servers & instances. Most developers are already very familiar with the Server Explorer for browsing IIS, File & Database servers…and this just adds the support for SharePoint 2010. You will not be able to browse older SharePoint 2007 or 2003 servers through this feature, so keep that in mind if you have multiple environments. Below is a quick snapshot illustrating the VSTS 2010 SharePoint Explorer’s behavior:

VSTS 2010's SharePoint 2010 Server ExplorerIf you’d like to see a slightly more interactive demo of the VSTS SharePoint Explorer, hit the Jump below:

VSTS 2010’s SharePoint Explorer (video)