OWA Customization: PSS support policy for Exchange Server 5.5, 2000 & 2003

Per the support KB, Microsoft PSS has the support policy for customization of Outlook Web Access for Exchange that cover its versions like 5.5, 2000 & 2003. Per the article, we can get more information regarding the support policy for OWA customization for its various versions like, “…The Exchange 5.5 version of OWA is made…

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Legacy CDOEX application throws error 8004011B when we open appointment created using Exchange Web Service (EWS)

My customer has CDOEX based legacy application which pulls the calendar and appointment items. Later they had merged their Exchange Server 2003 SP2 along with Exchange Server 2007 SP1 – mixed mode environment. He had an unique issue, whenever he tries to access couple of appointments created in Exchange Server 2007 environment, his CDOEX application…

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Virtualize your Exchange 2007 SP1 environment?

With continuation of my previous article… now you can get support for Virtualized Exchange environment with the release of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, a virtualized Exchange 2007 SP1 server is no longer restricted to the realm of the lab; it can be deployed in a production environment and…

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Cannot rename default folder using Outlook Object Model (OOM) ?

One of my customer reported that when he tried renaming the default folder using VBA & Outlook Object Model (OOM) for Outlook 2003, he received the following error: “You don’t have appropriate permission to perform this operation.” As the Outlook 2003 object model was intentionally changed so that you cannot rename default folders, we recommended…

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Migrating CDOEXM based custom applications

As you know Collaboration Data Objects for Exchange Management or CDOEXM is used to create applications that manage Exchange servers, databases, public folders, and user mailboxes. It provides the fundamental Component Object Model (COM) classes and interfaces that are used to manage the Exchange store. From Exchange 2007 onwards… From Exchange Server 2007 onwards you…

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Context-sensitive speller for Spanish in Office 2007

A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced an initiative targeting the Hispanic community, with special offers for Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2007 Language Pack in Spanish. It may be worth pointing out that the Spanish proofing tools in Office 2007 include a brand-new context-sensitive speller in addition to the regular spell-checker, thesaurus, hyphenator and…

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Video : Exchange 14 ?

Do you want to know information about the forth coming product Exchange 14 ? Do you know that there are over 3.5 million students using hosted Exchange 14 in the US and giving some great feedback – it shows how it scales too.   …then… please view this Introductory video  which has information about Exchange…

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Entourage for Exchange Web Services released

The new Entourage Web Services (EWS)  public beta went live yesterday.   You can review all of the product details and minimum requirements here on the official EWS beta site.   Entourage for Exchange Web Services has been completely redesigned for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 with Update Rollup 4 or later. Experience tighter integration…

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Behavior changes in Outlook : MAPI & Custom properties

Per the knowledgebase the implementation of MAPI in Outlook has been changed to control how custom properties can be created. To guarantee consistent use of custom properties, custom properties must already be used in the organization or on the Outlook client. As soon as custom properties are being used or are registered, the custom properties…

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Tutorial : Using Internet Free/Busy (IFB) information – Series # 3

With continuation from the previous free/busy article 1 & 2, now we will see how to view other people’s free/busy information on the internet; also how to set the free/busy search path for a specific contact using Internet Free/Busy (IFB) feature & ical. How to view other people’s free/busy information on the Internet? You can…

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Tutorial : Internet Free/Busy (IFB) & ical – Series # 2

With continuation from the previous free/busy article, now we will focus on Internet Free/Busy (IFB) feature & ical. What is Internet Free/Busy or IFB? It is a feature in Outlook 2007 and in Outlook 2003 that allows you to see when others are free or busy so that you can efficiently schedule meetings. Outlook users…

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