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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Outlook Add-ins

Discovered the TechEd blog today. Will follow it till it gets over on June 10. Some of the videos are available via podcast.

Developing Outlook add-ins has become much more easier with the Visual Studio Tools for Office System. I squeezed in a half hour to quickly develop a small add-in that just displays the number of tasks. However I also learnt the architecture and how add-ins were developed earlier (COM add-ins). I think it would be cool to have a FeedReader right inside Outlook 2003. Most of the necessary tools and UI are already available. One of these days I should take this path and explore little more.