Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 SDK are available on the download center!

The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 bits went live this morning for everyone! You can get access to all our Beta 2 products from the following website: The SDK is also available from that location.  Start using it and we’re looking forward to seeing your extensions on the Visual Studio Gallery.  


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 as well as Visual Studio…


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. Prior to Russian, we supported…


VSX Talk at the PDC

I just got the session info for Tim Wagner’s talk at the PDC next week.  Tim is our development manager on the VS Platform team.  We’re all pretty excited about this talk and I promise you won’t be disappointed by the content that will be presented. Here’s more information about his talk: TL32 Microsoft Visual…


VSX Conference next week, VSX on Code Gallery Update…

We are less than a week away from the VSX Developer Conference. We are all geared up for it and we will have a great conference. Ken Levy just made a post on his blog this morning about 10 Reasons to attend the VSX DevCon 2008. If you have any colleagues and friends who may…


VSX DevCon Sessions Posted

If you haven’t heard already, we are hosting the first-ever public VSX conference from September 15-16 on the main Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. The conference is focused entirely on Visual Studio Extensibility and will present a good mix of introductory and advanced topics. You will get a chance to meet the folks who work…


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 on VSX, more VSX content online, and…


Generate Load Keys form on VSX dev center

Based on developer feedback as well as our own goals of making the end to end story for VSX developers easier, we have created a new web page on the VSX Developer Center site for a more simple, quick, and easy process of obtaining PLKs and SLKs. Below is a link to the new page…


Sign-up for the VSX Flash Newsletter email subscription

The VSX team has created a formal recurring communication email newsletter to provide the latest news, announcements, and special offers related to VSX (Visual Studio Extensibility), the VSIP (Visual Studio Industry Partners) program, and the Visual Studio Gallery.  While we will continue post monthly VSX Community Letters here on the VSX Team Blog, this email…


Free VSX book for VSX DevCon 2008 attendees

VSX DevCon 2008 News Flash: All attendees will receive a free copy of the book Professional Visual Studio Extensibility. Determined to make the Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) learning process as smooth as possible, this helpful resource shows you how to use VSX in order to facilitate easier development of Microsoft programming languages and development technologies….