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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 2 Readme

    Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 2 Supplemental Readme The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Documentation is available here . The DSL Tools for Beta 2 is available here . This posting contains additional readme and known issues about the Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 2 release. These are in addition to the...
  • Blog Post: How do I convert my Beta 1 VSIX manifest to Beta 2?

    We received a lot of feedback from the community and other developers about the Extension Manager VSIX manifest and made some changes in Beta 2. Some of the changes included: Making the schema less strict so elements don't need to be in a particular order Following XML standard casing Clearing...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 SDK Documentation is now available!

    The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 SDK documentation just got released! You can access it from here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb166441(VS.100).aspx There's still a lot more to cover but this set of docs will get you started with what's changed in VS 2010. The team will also continue...
  • Blog Post: Tangible T4 Editor for VS 2010 Beta 2

    The Tangible T4 Editor is now available for VS 2010 Beta 2. Try out the T4 Editor when working with your VS 2010 DSLs. You can download the T4 Editor from the Visual Studio Gallery or look for it in the Extension Manager Online tab.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 DSL SDK Beta1 is now available!

    The Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 DSL SDK Beta1 has just shipped and is available for download! If you're interested in Domain Specific Languages and want to use tools to build your own DSLs, download it and try it out. You will need the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 bits and the Visual Studio 2010 SDK...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Start Page Customization

    My name is Adrian Collier and I am the Program Manager responsible for the Start Page in the Visual Studio. One of the coolest things we can do in this release is to create custom start pages using WPF. This post details how to get up and running with this feature, along with some warnings on how this...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1

    We shipped Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1! The Beta 1 bits shipped on MSDN yesterday and will be available for general consumption Wednesday morning. You'll be able to get more information about Visual Studio 2010 and the download locations here our Product Page. For a list of some of the cool features...
  • Blog Post: The Visual Studio 10 CTP VPC expired! What should I do?

    A couple of months ago, we unveiled Visual Studio 10 at several conferences and provided attendees a copy of a VPC with Visual Studio 10. We also made the CTP available here . Thanks to a lot of partners, customers, and hobbyists, we got a ton of great feedback on our bits and look forward to hearing...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 CTP is available!

    We unveiled a glimpse of the Visual Studio 2010 new features at the Professional Developer's Conference last week. If you were unable to attend, you can download the Visual Studio 2010 Customer Technology Preview from here . The CTP is quite big, it's 7 Gigabytes and includes Team Foundation Server features...
  • Blog Post: Russian Integrated and Isolated Shells for Visual Studio 2008

    The localization team in Visual Studio have been hard at work adding a new localized language to the suite of languages that Visual Studio Supports. I'm proud to annouce that the Russian edition of Visual Studio has just been released which includes a Russian Integrated Shell and Russian Isolated Shell...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.1 has been released!

    The Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.1 has been released! Woo hoo!!! We've been spending a lot of time the last few months getting this out the door so we're all pretty excited about this release. The Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.1 compliments the Service Pack 1 release of Visual Studio 2008. The SDK contains...
  • Blog Post: What Have We Been Up to?

    Our team has been busy working on several things in parallel. I wanted to blog a little bit about the stuff we have been working on so our VSX developer community is in the know :) 1) VS 2008 SP1. You all have see the beta go out, and hopefully have already downloaded and tried it. As we have announced...
  • Blog Post: VSX Community Letter for June 2008

    This month's letter includes information about Microsoft's first VSX Developer Conference, updates to the VSX Developer Center, updates to the Visual Studio Gallery, and the new VSX Flash Newsletter. Also included is information about what the VSX team has been working on in the past month, event news...
  • Blog Post: VSX Developer Conference 2008

    VSX DevCon 2008: http://msdn.com/vsx/conference     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...
  • Blog Post: VSX Community Letter for May 2008

    This month's letter includes a summary of what newly released VS SDK beta for the VS 2008 SP1 beta (formally referred to as VS 2008 SDK 1.1 Beta. Also included is information about what the VSX team has been working on in the past month, event news on VSX, more VSX content online, and a preview of what...
  • Blog Post: VSX Community Letter for April 2008

    This month's letter includes a summary of what our plans are for upcoming new versions of the VS SDK, the updated VSX developer center, information about what the VSX team has been working on in the past few months, event news on VSX, some new VSX projects released, more VSX content online, and a preview...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9: Doug Hodges talks about the history of the VSX

    Doug Hodges: The history of Visual Studio Extensibility Doug Hodges, a Principle Software Architect on the Visual Studio platform team, is interviewed by Ken Levy discussing the history of the Visual Studio IDE. Doug is often referred to as the father (or cool uncle) of the original Visual Studio IDE...
  • Blog Post: PowerCommands 1.1 released

    PowerCommands 1.1 for Visual Studio 2008 is now available for free download, along with the updated source code and enhanced readme document. The shortcut URL for this project is http://code.msdn.com/PowerCommands . For some additional information about PowerCommands, refer to the original blog post...
  • Blog Post: Quan To talks about VS SDK development and releases

    Quan To (VS SDK program manager) on the Microsoft VSX Team, talks to Ken Levy (community program manager) about the development and release details that go into the SDK for Visual Studio 2008. Discussion includes short and long term plans about future versions of the VS SDK. For more information about...
  • Blog Post: VSX FAQ Blog created for scenario based resource references

    We just created a new VSX related blog called the VSX FAQ blog . We will be posting new entries and updating existing ones on the VSX FAQ blog as needed.  We have over 100 VSX FAQ topics with links already created and currently being reviewed, so expect to find many more entries posted over the...
  • Blog Post: VSX Community Letter for March 2008

    This month's letter includes a summary of our new Visual Studio Gallery website we launched a few weeks ago, the updated VSX developer center, information about what the VSX team has been working on in the past few months, event news on VSX, some new VSX projects released, more VSX content online, and...
  • Blog Post: PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2008 released

    PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2008 is now available for free download, along with source code and a readme document. PowerCommands, is a set of useful extensions for the Visual Studio 2008 adding additional functionality to various areas of the IDE. The source code, which requires the VS SDK for VS...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Gallery announced

    The Microsoft Visual Studio Ecosystem team has officially launched the new Visual Studio Gallery site at http://visualstudiogallery.com/ . This new web site is a resource center for all Visual Studio extensions and includes everything from free VS PowerToys like tools to VSIP products. Any developer...
  • Blog Post: VSX Community Letter for February 2008

    This month's letter includes information about what the VSX team has been working on in the past few months, event news on VSX, some new VSX projects released, more VSX content online, and a preview of what's coming next month. What's new with the VSX team Our team continues to work on the next release...
  • Blog Post: StickyNotes available for Visual Studio 2008 on new MSDN Code Gallery

    In case you missed the announcement early this week, check out Soma's blog post MSDN Code Gallery - snippets, samples and resources about the new MSDN Code Gallery at http://code.msdn.com . Have you ever wanted to have custom notes associated with a particular project when working in Visual Studio? With...
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