Development Tools Ecosystem Summit | October 19-23, 2009

Start planning your travell !!!!!    On October 19-23, 2009, the VS Ecosystem Product & Marketing team will host our annual Visual Studio extensibility conference for Visual Studio Industry Partners, Inner Circle Partners & the community alike to learn how to extend Visual Studio.  This multi-day event begins with a public conference for all developers looking to learn about extending VS 2010 and then continues on with a private event for VSIP program members under NDA to discuss additional business & technical topics.  The event closes with 1:1 developer clinic time for our growing ecosystem of Visual Studio developers. Expected Attendance 400+ and will be hosted at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, WA.

October 19th & 20th - Visual Studio Extensibility Days: Two tracks of presentations that are open to all developers who extend Visual Studio, including VSIP and Inner Circle partners, the Visual Studio extensibility community and internal Microsoft employees. Session content & demos should focus entirely on VS 2010.

October 21st - Partner Business and Strategy Day:  Two tracks for VSIP and Inner Circle partners and insiders under NDA only, focusing primarily on the business strategy, marketing discussions, and early information about undisclosed technologies.  This may include unannounced changes to Dev10, Dev11 planning, other platform strategies & initiatives.

October 22nd and 23rd - VSIP Developer Clinic: Developer clinic on Microsoft campus B20 where VSIP program members, under NDA only,  meet 1:1 with Microsoft subject matter experts.



·         Opening Keynote – Rico Mariani (Partner Architect, Microsoft)

·         Oct. 21 Partner KeynoteSomasegar (Senior Vice President, Microsoft)


Social Events

Monday October 19: 6:00-7:30 PM -  Ask the Experts, Partner & Publisher Fair: During this social event, Visual Studio extensibility developers, VSIP and Inner Circle partners can interact with Microsoft experts, other partners and 3rd party publishers.

Tuesday October 20: 6:00-8:00 PM -  Partner Networking Reception: After a visit to the company store, VSIP and Inner Circle partners are invited to network at the Microsoft Company Museum. Drinks, desserts, and appetizers will be served.

Wednesday October 21: 6:00-9:00 PM - VSIP Partner Dinner: Dinner at the Januik Winery in Woodinville, WA. Buses will provide transportation from the Conference Center to and from the event. Maps will be provided for those that have their own transportation.


Registration Details

General Extensibility Developers: Check out full event details on MSDN, an agenda and session details will be posted soon!   Register Now ! 

VSIP Partners & Inner Circle Partners: All partner program members are invited to this event and should register on the Development Tools Ecosystem Partner Portal.

Microsoft FTE: Microsoft employees are invited to attend this event as well.  When you register on the link above, please ensure to enter Microsoft as your Company and use your alias as your email address.


Contact Information

Please email for registration and general event questions.

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