Influence the Future of Visual Studio

As we finish Visual Studio 2005, we are building a series of end-to-end scenarios to support product planning for the next version of Visual Studio. An important part of this process is to ensure that these scenarios accurately reflect real world scenarios.

Tony Goodhew, the product manager handling the product planning process, is looking for people to attend one of our focus group sessions at PDC in Los Angeles next week. Each session is scheduled for three hours on Wednesday or Thursday at the convention center.

If you are attending PDC, and would like to participate, please contact Tony ( expressing your interest and include your answers to the following questions:

  1. Do you currently have an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) with Microsoft?

    • If not, would you be able to sign one to cover this specific event?

  2. Do you actively develop using any of the following technologies:

    • Server-side or connected applications, databases or services
    • Web applications
    • Windows Forms
    • Microsoft Office based
    • Mobile
    • Rich media

  3. Please indicate which parts of the software development life cycle you participate in:

    • Plan
    • Design
    • Build
    • Test
    • Deploy
    • Manage

  4. Which industry is your company in?
  5. In terms of the number of PCs & employees, how big is your company?

Comments (1)

  1. smile says:


    As a VSTS developer, if someone asked you why he should buy and use the VSTS instead VS 2002 or VS 2003, what’s your answer? I’m just curious.

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