Ken Levy and I sat down last week to chat about the new VS 2010 IDE and some of the great features we’ve added for this release.  From the CodeCast site:

“In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Weston Hutchins, program manager on the Visual Studio Shell team (team responsible for the core IDE services and extensibility architecture as well as the overall look and feel of Visual Studio). Weston has worked extensively with the Ecosystem team during the Visual Studio 2010 product cycle to design the New Project Dialog and the Extension Manager. In this episode, Weston gives a tour of the new IDE shell features of Visual Studio 2010 including the various components that are new, enhanced, WPF based, etc., as well as some cool tips as preparation for upgrading from VS 2008 to VS 2010.”

Check out the full interview and be sure to post comments around any questions you have.  Enjoy!


  wespic Weston Hutchins – Program Manager, Visual Studio Shell Team
Short Bio: I started at Microsoft as an intern in 2005 and have been working in Visual Studio ever since.  I’m currently a PM on the VS Shell IDE team and work on the core IDE UI and services as well as the Extension Manager and http://www.visualstudiogallery.com integration. Prior to my current duties, I was the SKU manager for the Visual Studio Express products.