I will test most of the tools and review some of them here. For me these kinds of tools are very important as they can both save time during the development cycle and when troubleshooting targeting computers.
What should be noted is the following:
The toolkit is available “as is” meaning MSFT does not give any officially support for it.
The toolkit explicit target Visual Studio 2008 and Office 2007. I will test the VSTO Troubleshooter tool with Excel 2003 to find out if it is compatible or not.
Those of us who use VSTO should take the time to test and to give feedback in order to improve the toolkit. Does anyone know how we can communicate the feedback?
For me it’s too early to implement any of the class libraries ‘Office Custom UI’ manager and ‘Office Interop API extensions’ in production solutions. Nevertheless, it looks very promising!