While at Mix '08 last week I had a chance to have lunch with CoDe Magazine Editor, Rod Paddock and a mutual old friend, Ken Levy. I've known Ken since waaaaay back in our Visual FoxPro days. These days he's the Product Manager for the Visual Studio Ecosystem. Microsoft designed Visual Studio to be extensible and encourages the community to contribute tools and utilities to make other developer's work more productive. If you're interested in writing your own Visual Studio add-in head over to the Visual Studio Extensibility Developer Center and checkout the resources there. Interested in what others have already contributed to the VS community? If so check out the Visual Studio Gallery.
Ken was recently on DotNetRocks discussing Visual Studio Extensibility with Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell.
Have a day. :-|