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 be interested, they can still register on the site to attend. Session details can be found here.

Did you know that we have a VSX home on MSDN Code Gallery? I am talking about Code Gallery, not Visual Studio Gallery. Code Gallery is Microsoft's site for anyone in the community to post sample code, help documentation and small binaries. We have just updated the our VSX home there to better layout all the available resources.

With this update, we have also included some deep dive documentation that we have been working on. Each deep dive document walks through a SDK sample or a shared source project. You can find the list at the bottom of our VSX Home on Code Gallery. We will be adding more as we go.

Moving forward, we are also looking to ship more and more samples online. The idea is that we won't have to gate new sample release or sample updates on actual VS SDK releases. You can expect future VS SDK releases to contain more tooling support to make extending Visual Studio easier. But for the actual samples, you will be able to get them online.

That's it for now. If you are coming to the VSX DevCon next week, we look forward to meeting you.



James Lau
Lead Program Manager, VSX Team