There is a new release of the Python Tools for Visual Studio and it includes Pyvot: a connector to Excel that allow data transfer and manipulation – check out the tutorial.  It also has a PyKinect, to leverage Kinect for new natural user interactions (NUIs)… 

An integrated environment for developing Python in VS2010 PTVS 1.1 Alpha is Live!

  • Supports CPython and IronPython
  • Python editor with advanced member and signature intellisense
  • Code navigation “Find all refs”, goto definition, and object browser
  • Local and remote debugging
  • Profiling with multiple views
  • Integrated REPL window with inline matplotlib graphics
  • Support for HPC clusters and MPI, including debugging & Profiling
  • Interactive parallel computing via integrated IPython REPL

 

Python Tools for Visual Studio

Cross Posted from Dan Fay's Blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/dan_fay)