I am in L.A. today and tomorrow, to attend and speak at the Visual Studio, SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 launch event.

I feel very lucky to be able to participate in this historical event. This launch wave is the largest one ever for any developer / IT Pro based products. If you are not in L.A. right now, don't worry. You can still participate through the virtual launch experience.

This launch is also very exciting for the VSX team because we will also be launching something tomorrow. I won't give it away right now, but if you check our team blog tomorrow, you should see the announcement.

I am giving the following session tomorrow at L.A. Convention Center. Hope to see you there!

Title: "Extend Your Development Experience with the New Visual Studio 2008 Shell"

Location: 502AB-2

Time: 2:45 - 3:45 pm

Abstract: The Visual Studio 2008 Shell enables developers to build custom tools based on the Visual Studio IDE. Whether you are looking to build an "Express" edition for your programming language product or you want to build development tools for embedded systems, the Visual Studio Shell can help you cut costs and focus on your areas of expertise. In this session, we will show you how to build your own instance of the Visual Studio Shell, and highlight the new extensibility features in Visual Studio 2008.

 

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- James