Misha Shneerson, a senior developer on the VSTO team, has a great post giving us hope in the next version of the .NET framework and the 4.0 CLR.  The feature name Misha uses gives it away, “NOPIA” means no interop assemblies! 

…This post is a continuation of my efforts to document common issues I’ve seen when .NET programmers write solutions with Outlook’s object model – be they separate executables, VSTO Add-ins, or Outlook FormRegions. To see all the posts in this series check out my posts with the OOM.NET tag…

…To check out more blog posts from Microsoft’s Messaging Developer Support team which supports Outlook, Exchange, and other email-related development using Microsoft APIs check out the DevMsgTeam tag across all MSDN blogs…