[Update:  The Introduction to Visual Studio 2010 Extensibility has been moved to 12/16 @ 10 a.m.  Please update your calendars to reflect this change.] 

I wanted to announce two upcoming MSDN Webcasts that will be presented by Visual Studio Platform PMs, Weston Hutchins and Chris Granger.  Both of these are introductory level talks focused on extending Visual Studio 2010.  We’ll be presenting some slides, showing off some cool demos, and answering some Q&A at the end, so please join us by clicking on the Attendee Registration links below!

I Want Coloring: A scenarios based look at the new Editor.

When: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Chris Granger, Program Manager, VS Editor
Attendee Registration: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032434989&Culture=en-US

While many of you may know that Visual Studio 2010 comes with a new WPF based, extensible editor, do you know why you should care? We will take a look at the new editor by examining a series of common scenarios that showcase what you can do with editor extensions. You can think of this as your crash course; you’ll learn some concepts, you’ll see some code, and you’ll walk away with a head full of possibilities.

An Introduction to Visual Studio 2010 Extensibility

When: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Weston Hutchins, Program Manager, VS Shell
Attendee Registration: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032434987&Culture=en-US

Want to customize and enhance the out-of-box Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 development environment? Want to build your own Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) tool window but don't know how to get started? In this webcast, we cover the basics of Visual Studio extensibility and show you how to take advantage of the numerous extension options inside Visual Studio. Additionally, we discuss the new extensibility enhancements in Visual Studio 2010 and how you can take advantage of those enhancements in your application. This is a fun session with plenty of demos, we have something to offer the Visual Studio novice up to the seasoned veteran.