We are going to be rolling out a new project soon called Visual Studio Achievements. With the Visual Studio Achievements add-in, your code will be monitored and, as you proceed, you will unlock various achievements based on your activity. When you unlock an achievement, Visual Studio will let you know visually with a pop-up. In addition, your Channel9 profile will be updated with any achievements you earn, also updating your rank on the leaderboard.
You may see some updates to Channel9 as we begin rolling out the infrastructure for this service and do some additional testing. Check back and soon you'll be able to download it and start earning achievements!