TechEd 2006 – Power To the Pros – Boston

I’ll be at TechEd this year.  Please stop by the VS Extensibility booth for info on extending Visual Studio and the VSIP Partner Program. I’ll try to blog often to give a perspective about the event and the activities that are planned.  I’m already tired just thinking about the calendar.


VS SDK V2 Has Been Released

I’m proud to announce the availability of the V2 VS SDK supporting VS 2005.  This SDK is awesome.  It has some incredible sample content including Iron Python language integration including WinForms Designer integration.  By examining the Iron Python source code (not included in the SDK, but free) you can see how a language can integration…


VS SDK (Oct 2005) for VS 2005 now posted

I’m very pleased to announce the availability of the Visual Studio SDK for Visual Studio 2005. VSIP members can now download the VS SDK for the VS 2005 product (which was recently posted for MSDN subscribers).  This is the SDK necessary to build integrations into Visual Studio 2005. Please note that the redirects you to a new site…


PDC Day 3 – Domain Specific Languages – the future of Modeling

Bob Muglia’s General Session – Windows Server… I just got out of Bob Muglia’s keynote and it was great to see so many cool things happening in the Windows Server product.  In particular I was impressed with IIS7 and it’s capabilities.  They designed an extensibility mechanism in IIS that allows an admin to completely control…


Visual Studio and Windows Workflow Designer rocks! – PDC Day 2

At the morning keynote I saw a great integration with Visual Studio in the Windows Workflow Designer.  I’m sitting in the PDC general session this morning and during Eric Rudder’s keynote he invited the Windows Workflow Foundation team to demonstrate their cool tools.  The really awesome thing that I saw was a great design surface…


PDC Day 1 – Power Outages and Uploads

Well, yesterday was very eventful. Just after my previous post, we broke for lunch and just as we were starting to present our after-lunch information the power went out in Los Angeles.  Not just in the Convention Center, but all over the city.  According to reports 2 million people were affected.  It was an interesting…


What is IVsThreadPool?

Got a question from VSIP partner Patrick today and wanted to pass it along.  Before I do that though, let me once again apologize for not blogging like you want me to.  I will strive to do better.  I promise. So, here’s the question: What’s the deal with IVsThreadPool? Here’s the answer: The SVsThreadPool service…


Managed Package Framework Webcast

I forgot about this ’til now. is a link to a MSDN webcast I did describing the Managed Package Framework for the masses.  Enjoy.


Back in the saddle again

Whew!  It’s been a while hasn’t it? My new son was born 9/30 and I returned to work late October after infant care leave.  We’re all hard at work here getting Whidbey Beta 2 ready to ship.  The holiday’s hit and I spent a bunch of time on the road and on airplanes.  I’m back…


Out for a while

I’m going on infant care leave either tomorrow or next week.  I’ll most likely not blog anything during that time since I’ll be enjoying my new son.  I’ll return to work at the end of October. The VSIP/Extensibility team is working hard to get Whidbey Beta 2 ready and everyone is heads down on that effort. …