"This post describes how to use AVR Studio 5 instead of the Arduino IDE to build applications. It presumes a certain level of knowledge and experience."
What do you use for a serial monitor?
I have both VS2008 and VS2010 installed, but I doubt that either is necessary, I am NOT using them - just AVRSTudio.
I guess I don't know what I am missing. I find the Aruino IDE easy to use and to test with via serial monitor.