Nikhil's Blog

About VSTO and random technology tidbits

June, 2007

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About Nikhil's Blog

This is Nikhil Khandelwal's blog. I work in the Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) team at Microsoft. I have been in Microsoft since Oct 2005. I have worked on some interesting technology since I've joined - VSTA SDK, ListObject, VSTO 2005 SE, VS2008 SharePoint Workflow, VSTO Power tools, VSTO ClickOnce deployment. Currently, I'm working on the next release of Visual Studio.

I graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2005 with a degree in Computer Engineering (First class honors). Before coming to Singapore, I was in Kolkata, India.

In this blog, I'll post random tidbits about technology.

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    VSTO 2008 Beta 1 - What's in there?

    VS 2008 Beta 1 has been out for a while, and there are ton of features in it. Lately, people have been asking questions about Beta 1 on the VSTO forums. I thought it would be a good idea to post some details about Beta 1. VSTO has a ton of new features...
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    What have I been reading?

    A good read for developers: How to be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary. Check it out here: . Other books that I think every developer should read: ...
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    Performance Signatures

    Today I attended an interesting talk on Performance Signatures by Rico Mariani . According to his experience, a high proportion of performance related problems are due to: Bad choice of algorithm Dependencies we take on other frameworks or platforms...
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    Give feedback on "Orcas" feature specifications

    In the last few years, blogs have been largely instrumental in increasing transparency into Microsoft. From celebrity ex-Microsoft blogger, Scoble to the over 3000 bloggers now on MSDN blogs, we have been sharing more and more details of our development...
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    Bill Gates' Harvard commencement speech

    I'll take an exception form the technical tone of this blog and comment on a a great speech by Bill Gates at the Harvard commencement ceremony. It touches on a very important subject - all of us in our small, little way, can make a huge difference to...
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    Enabling remote desktop remotely

    I do not remember how many times I have tried to connect to a remote desktop using terminal services, only to realize that Terminal Services are not enabled on the machine. I found this article recently on how to remotely enable remote desktop . This...
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