Hello, my name is Scott Swanson. I'm the Program Manager on the Visual Studio Core team who owns the Help experience. I work with Tim Sullivan, Saurabh Jain, Josh Ledgard and many other developers, writers and QA people to create the Visual Studio Help experience. What does it mean to own the “Help Experience“? It means bringing together all of the various pieces of technology that go into creating the Visual Studio Help system. At last count, there are six different teams in Microsoft who contribute technology or content to the Visual Studio help system. In the Whidbey release of Visual Studio, we have redesigned the help experience to make it easier to get answers to your questions... Tim did a great job of explaining the Whidbey Help design in his Blog.
In the coming days and weeks, I'll be posting pictures of the new help system designs and asking for your feedback to help us make the Whidbey Help experience the best it can possibly be. As the beta and community releases of Whidbey come out, this will be the place to find out what new help functionality has become available. If you'd like to see a preview of the new help system check out the developer tools road map on MSDN.