This fall, Microsoft is hosting a developer conference to teach developers how to extend Visual Studio. Visual Studio is an open, extensible platform that can be customized for everything from individual productivity tools to enterprise-wide development needs. The Visual Studio Shell enables developers to leverage a world class IDE to build specialized tools for any number of vertical industries, and can even be custom-branded with your own splash screen and app icon.

Join us September 15th & 16th, 2008 at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington for two full days of sessions. Each day will have two session tracks presented by Microsoft product team members and industry influencers.

A broad range of Visual Studio extensibility topics will be presented including:

• Visual Studio extensibility overview
• Future of Visual Studio
• Using the Visual Studio SDK
• Building applications based on the free Visual Studio Shell
• Programming language service integration
• Building custom Domain Specific Language (DSL) tools
• Team Foundation Server (TFS) extensibility
• Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) extensibility
• Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA)
And many more VSX topics!


All attendees will receive a free copy of the book Professional Visual Studio Extensibility.

Capacity is limited, so sign up today to reserve your place at this special event. For more info see http://msdn.com/vsx/conference/ .


Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program partners are invited to attend the weeklong Microsoft Dev Tools Ecosystem Summit. In addition to the VSX Developer Conference, partners will get exclusive content during the Partner & Business Strategy Day on September 17. The VSIP Developer Clinic will be hosted on September 18-19, where partners can request focused 1:1 meetings with various Microsoft development teams.