You can modify the img snippet. The default snippet is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Web\Snippets\HTML\1033\HTML. You can copy this to your custom snippets directory and change it to output anything you'd like.
Keep in mind that there are quite a few capabilities in IIS7 to help with this as well. IIS7 has a shared configuration capability that allows you to share configuration across a web farm, including local overrides for specific server settings. You can push
your application settings up to the shared config file and take advantage of that feature.
You can also customize your MSDeploy manifests to transform settings outside of what Visual Studio is doing.
You can accomplish this with custom MSDeploy manifests, but not with the current Visual Studio integration. In fact there is a ton of automation that you can do with MSDeploy - its a great tool and I'm really happy to see it integrating into VS.
I agree there is more that could be in the IDE and the new extensibility will make it easier to add those features. The trick is finding the broadly applicable features and get them out of the box and then allow developers to add the tools they are comfortable
using. I find that devs tend to be very passionate about those tool choices, based on their style, what they build, etc.
I'm not sure why the lower quality version got linked again - I originally had the high quality version set. I switched it back and you should have clear video again like before. Thanks for catching that.
Yes, the Visual Studio shell and the code editor will be largely based on WPF. That is going to allow for some great visual enhancements to the environment that will, for example, help you better manage the screen real estate, and provide different ways
to visualize your code.
The logo is from my college, not a football logo and its a sticker on the wall in my office, which is very much like a dorm room. And yes, when it comes to video, I am an amateur and we intentionally keep these videos casual. We'll get better over time, but
If you want professionally produced marketing videos, you'll need to find them somewhere else.
Lets use the comments to discuss Visual Studio 2010.
You can also open the start page XAML file in the WPF Designer in Visual Studio 2010 CTP. To do this, there is a provided .csproj file in the start pages directory that Jason shows in the video.
So you'll have a visual design surface to add new components. However, this still won't be perfect for basic edits. However, I'd expect that developers will create new start pages with their own components and share them via the community. So, often your custimization
will simply be downloading someone else's start page and applying it to your own environment.