Build View is a Visual Studio 2008 Add In which will show the progress of the build using the new Windows 7 progressbar.
Unfortunately Visual Studio does not have an option to retrieve the progress of the build. Build View chooses the most approximate build time based on previous builds of the project and then shows the progressbar. Which means after 2/3 builds, progress bar will start displaying the animation effectively.
Please post your comments and suggestion in the Discussion PageBuild View in action