I’ve finally released my first component in the PortalBuilder SDK for SharePoint 2007: the Visual Studio WSSv3 Feature Project Template. It automatically references the WSSv3 XSDs in your deployment, which gives you full intellisense for your project’s CAML. It also uses MSBUILD tasks and targets to automatically activate and install your feature in your environment. (It’s built for developers who know how to write features… it won’t write your feature for you).
After WSSv3 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (about a month away) I’ll refine it a little and start packaging up the SDK components into a nice installer. For now though you’ll just have to put the zip file in your documentsVisual Studio 2005TemplatesProjectTemplates. Download it at workspaces.gotdotnet.com/sharepointconnections, and let me know how it works for your developer teams.