All I know about Outlook 2010/2013 and SharePoint Synchronization

When does Outlook 2010/2013 synchronies SharePoint Lists and Document Libraries? By default, WSS lists can be synchronized once during each Send/Receive interval, and there are four basic ways to initiate this Send/Receive process in Outlook: · Send/Receive (automatic or manual) · Shift+F9 or F9 · Folder focus change · Synchronize when Saving/Updating an Item The…

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Images sent using Snipping Tool(SnippingTool.exe) shows up as RED X in Outlook 2010

This was an interesting issue, the customer was using the Snipping Tool to capture images and mail them. He would simply get a capture and then do a File->Send To-> E-mail Recipient in the Snipping Tool, this opened an E-mail in Outlook and everything looked fine. When the email was sent and received, the Image…

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Office 2007 now supports loading VSTO add-in’s from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Tired of making tweaks to the install package(.msi) to support “All Users” deployment in Office 2007? The GOOD news is that Microsoft has released a hotfix that enables Office 2007 to load VSTO Add-in’s from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE also. Below is the KB article that has all the details A 2007 Office system application does not load…

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The getVisible callback has no effect on Tabs with idMso when startFromScratch=true. Bug?

This is another issue that I bumped into when startFromScratch is set to true. What I wanted to do was to show/hide tabs based on Message Class. If my Message Class was IPM.Note.Custom then I wanted to just show the “My Tab” otherwise I wanted to show the “TabReadMessage”. Why did I set the startFromScratch…

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Changing the position of the “ReplyAll” button in Outlook 2007 Ribbon

Do you want to make “ReplyAll” the last button in the Ribbon while reading mail(Inspector) in Outlook 2007? Yes, it can be done. All you have to do is make a simple COM Add-in that implements IRibbonExtensibility or a VSTO Add-in and provide it with the appropriate Ribbon XML. You cannot hide/remove the buttons in…

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HOW TO: Get details about a Exchange User in Outlook 2007 & Outlook 2003

I recently came across an issue where I needed to get the details about Exchange User from within an Outlook Add-in. Below is a screen shot of the details I am referring to.   In Outlook 2007 its very simple, just use the ExchangeUser Object and you will get the details. More details can be…

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Unable to Instantiate Outlook Object from Visual Studio 2008 on Vista with UAC ON?

Having problems in instantiating a new Outlook object from VS 2008(Windows Form Application) when running on Vista with UAC ON? Getting weird errors similar to the ones below? System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException was unhandled   Message="Creating an instance of the COM component with CLSID {0006F03A-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} from the IClassFactory failed due to the following error: 80010001."   Source="MyApp"  …

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