Stuart Kent - Building developer tools at Microsoft - @sjhkent
As Cameron blogged in Visual Studio Team System 2010 Architecture: Prologue, the DSL Tools team have recently moved back to Team Architect from the Visual Studio Platform team. We’ve been working increasingly closely with Team Architect since they renewed their focus on building VS modeling tools integrated using the DSL Tools. By moving back to that team we’ll be better placed to focus on three goals:
We expect to make progress on all three goals in VS2010.
That said, our sojourn with the VS Platform Team was time well spent. We understand a lot better the technologies and the direction of the core VS platform and, just as importantly, know the people in that team a lot better. DSL Tools is layered on top of that platform and, already in VS2010, we’ll be taking advantage of the integration of the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) into the heart of VS (see e.g. this post) and the technologies underpinning the Extension Manager.