My mate from Cambridge (UK), Richard Jones, has started playing around with SideShow technology.
As Richard points out
However to get things up and running you need to install the Vista SDK (big, download at (32bit) )
This is just so you can get the simulator. I have sent several emails to the SideShow team asking them to unbundle the Simulator so that managed code developers (such as Richard) can get started without having to download the whole Vista SDK.
So far it seems that there are 'legal' issues with doing this. Come on Microsoft, this is just BS. The Managed SDK is useless without some way to see the output, most people dont have a real sideshow device, so please will you ship the simulator as an individual download?