By default the Build output window in Visual Studio is not very user friendly. If you have a large project, you have to scroll a long list of output information to find relevant information.
Project Hero, you have to love the name, a free Visual Studio Extension tries to solve this.
Project Hero is a simple and easy to use plugin that allows you to see the build/clean status of projects in your solution in a clean and visual way. The need for findinga better alternative than the Output Window for large solution build notification drove this effort. I then landed upon Marius Bancila's plugin and that was no longer supported and hadn't been updated in years, and with no source code available I started from the drawing board.