If there is one thing Microsoft is really good at, it is creating really long names for things :)

But the name aside, I just wanted to add my call to what is likely to be several blog posts about this upcoming event starting on October 19th. VS 2010 has had a major focus on extensibility and making it easier for others to extend and enhance experiences in the tool. If you are involved in such activities, we'd love to meet you in person and help you get started on 2010. You can find more information about the event here.

This fall, Microsoft is hosting a developer conference at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington 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. The conference is open to all developers on October 19th and 20th to learn how to extend Visual Studio 2010. October 21st through October 23rd is a private event for VSIP program members under NDA to receive exclusive business and technical content.