Catherine Crim, product manager on the Platform and Tools Ecosystem marketing team, talks to Ken Levy about strategy and opportunities around the recently announced free Visual Studio 2008 Shell.

Video: Catherine Crim talks about the Visual Studio 2008 Shell

At TechEd 2007, Microsoft announced the Visual Studio 2008 Shell, a streamlined Visual Studio IDE that can host custom tools and programming languages. The Visual Studio 2008 Shell has two modes, integrated and isolated, with customization points to help optimize the experience for any target developer or user audience. Additional information about the Visual Studio 2008 Shell can be found at