Add native Markdown support
Markdown is known as best idea for project text files. For example most README files novadays are written in markdown.
Also default README.md could be possible added to project templates.
To get more details visit Markdown specs page http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/.
Mads Kristensen commented
Support for .md files is a great idea.
I thought most readme files were in HTML these days.
Ian William James Halliday commented
Mike, Noah Richards wrote a VS Gallery extension for markdown support already: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/0855e23e-4c4c-4c82-8b39-24ab5c5a7f79
He provided it as open source as well, so if it doesn't exactly meet your needs you could help improve it.
I do not know if it works in the VS 11 Beta.
Please please please do not do this.