Exchange Web Service: Web Services Message cycle

Exchange Web Services Message cycle  When a client application requests information from the Exchange store, an XML request message that complies with the SOAP standard is created and sent to the Exchange server. When the Microsoft Exchange server receives the request, it verifies the credentials that are provided by the client and automatically parses the XML for…


Exchange Server Development Technologies – Series # 1 – Exchange Rules

Welcome to Exchange Server Development Technologies – Series # 1   In this series, we will discuss about the Exchange Rules. This topic provides information about using Exchange Rules to develop messaging applications.  Exchange rules are typically used to specify user-defined actions that are to be performed on messages that arrive in folders of the user’s mailbox….


Outlook Programming Series # 11 : How to create Outlook Preview Handlers in Outlook 2007 ?

Welcome to Outlook Programming series  # 11 In this series, we will learn “How to create Outlook Preview Handlers in Outlook 2007 ?”.  First we’ll know what is Preview Handlers and where it can be used, along with a downloadable sample. What are Preview Handlers and where it’s used? Preview handlers are called when an item is…


Outlook Programming Series # 10 : How to customize Outlook 2007 Ribbons?

Welcome to Outlook Programming series  # 10 In this series, we will learn “How to customize Outlook 2007 (Office 2007) Ribbon functionality”. I found these below given MSDN articles which describes how we can customize Office 2007 (including Outlook 2007) ribbon functionality. Customizing the 2007 Microsoft Office Fluent User Interface Using Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition…


General : How to troubleshoot performance issues in Outlook 2007 ?

Welcome to troubleshooting performance issues in MS Outlook Series – Part 1 Have you face any one of the following issues with Outlook 2007 ? Whether do you think, • Outlook 2007 is slower than earlier versions of Microsoft Office Outlook ? • Outlook 2007 is slower than expected ? • Outlook 2007 is slower than expected when…


Outlook Programming Series # 9 : How to systematically release the objects – Add-in’s for Outlook 2003 & Outlook 2007 ?

Welcome to Outlook Programming series  # 9 In this series, we will learn “How to systematically release the objects – Add-in’s for Outlook 2003 & Outlook 2007 ?”. I found this MSDN article which describes how all Outlook add-ins should systematically release their references to Outlook objects when they are no longer needed. Failing to systematically release reference to…


MAPI32.DLL : Error message when you try to start Outlook 2003: "MAPI32.DLL is corrupt or the wrong version"

When you try to start Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, the program does not start. Additionally, you receive the following error message: “Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. MAPI32.DLL is corrupt or the wrong version. This could have been caused by installing other messaging software. Please reinstall Outlook.” Do you know….this issue may occur if you install and…

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Outlook Programming Series # 8 : How to update existing items in an Outlook folder to use a new custom form?

Welcome to Outlook Programming series  # 8 In this series, we will learn “How to update existing items in an Outlook folder to use a new custom form?”. I found this MSDN article which describes programatically how to update existing items in an Outlook folder to use a new custom form?  This article describes how to update items…


Outlook Custom form Issue: Listbox control unexpectedly adds new value

When using a custom form containing a ListBox control, Outlook unexpectedly adds a new possible value to the control. Do you know….this behavior is due to the storage limitation of Keywords fields. If the control is bound to a field of type Keywords and you select a number of possible values in the control, the…

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Outlook Custom form Issue: Receive "Operation failed" error message

When you send an item that is based on a custom form, the form is not sent and you receive the following error message: “Operation Failed”  This issue will happen if, a Recipient field on the custom form is configured with an initial value and with the Calculate this formula automatically option for that value. Please…


General : What is a Digital Signature?

 A digital signature is used to authenticate (The process of verifying that people and products are who and what they claim to be. For example, confirming the source and integrity of a software publisher’s code by verifying the digital signature used to sign the code.) digital information — such as documents, e-mail messages, and macros — by using…


Exchange Server 2003 Development Technologies – Series # 1 – Outlook Object Model (OOM)

Welcome to Exchange Server 2003 Development Technologies – Series # 1 We know that Outlook Object Model (OOM), integral programming part for client side messaging is used widely. I found this wonderful article, which tabulates the information about using the Outlook Object Model (OOM) to develop messaging applications.   As we know, applications run on the…


Outlook Programming Series # 7 : How to change display Formats Programmatically for All Contacts in Outlook 2007?

Welcome to Outlook Programming series  # 7 In this series, we will learn “How to change display Formats Programmatically for All Contacts in Outlook 2007?”. I found this wonderful article which describes programatically how to create an add-in to change the FileAs property programmatically for all contacts in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.  It covers the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007…

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Outlook Programming Series # 6 : Download Outlook 2007 Sample Add-ins (Outlook Object Model)?

Welcome to Outlook Programming series  # 6 In this series, we can download three of Outlook 2007 Sample add-ins make use of Outlook Object Model. I found this wonderful article, which describes programatically what are the enhancements to the Outlook 2007 object model, as demonstrated by three sample add-ins. These solutions are available in Visual Basic .NET and…

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Outlook Programming Series # 5 : How to build an Outlook 2007 Form Region with a Managed Add-In?

Welcome to Outlook Programming series  # 5 In this series, we will learn “How to build an Outlook 2007 Form Region with a Managed Add-In?”. I found this wonderful article, wrote by Ryan Gregg, which describes programatically how to build a form region with a Managed Add-in and Outlook 2007 environment. It covers the creation of a sample Outlook add-in…