Exchange Management Shell : Changing DisplayName format “LastName, FirstName”

As we know by default the Display Name of Exchange Mailboxes(Exchange Server 2007 SP2) is in the format of “Firstname Lastname”. I want to change this for the couple of existing mailboxes to “Lastname, Firstname” for one my customer – he preferred non-development stuff!! I tried to do the same using the Exchange Management Shell,…


Outlook UI Issue : Could not install the custom actions

Recently i run into this issue with Windows Server 2008 (x64) & Outlook 2007 SP2 (online – which had earlier Cached mode, later changed back to Online) machine. Whenever i tried to open a message or create a new one, i get this error message – “Could not install the custom actions. The object could…

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Playing with Journal Items & Outlook Object Model # 3

Reading Journal attachments using Outlook Object Model: This time, i tried to read all the email and their attachments using Outlook Object Model. I used the following code snippet to do this. ‘Code Snippet : How to retrieve Outlook attachments using Visual Basic for Application (VBA) Dim omailitem As Outlook.JournalItem Dim myJournal As Outlook.Items Dim…

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Download : Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac, Web Services Edition

If you use Mac Entourage user then this is for you!! To take advantage of the latest innovations that Exchange 2007 has to offer, Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition uses Exchange Web Services to communicate with Exchange Server. In this update, Entourage uses Exchange Web Services to provide several calendaring improvements. The update includes support…


Support Guidelines : Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy for product support?

What do you mean by Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy? Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy provides consistent and predictable guidelines for product support availability when a product releases and throughout that product’s life. The Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy took effect in October 2002, and applies to most products currently available through retail purchase or volume licensing and…


Playing with Journal Items & Outlook Object Model # 2

After created couple of journal items in my test lab, i thought this time i want to play around with the Journal items. Also i want to try the following programmatically: 1) iterate all the available journal items 2) Restrict the values with a (if the Lastmodificationtime > ‘23/9/2009’) specific time frame For this i…


Playing with Journal Items & Outlook Object Model # 1

I want to share my research (that i tried to play around with Journal items) with respect to Outlook Object Model API to you. How to create the new Journal Item programmatically using Outlook Object Model? Now, we can try how we can create a new Journal Item.Code snippet: Creating a new Journal Item with…


Interesting blog post : Office 2010 & VBA – Why VBA Still makes sense?

I found this interesting blog post from John Durant with respect to VBA. Why VBA Still Makes Sense Not infrequently I am asked, “So, should I use VBA? Is it going to be around in Office 2010? Is it supported? Should I migrate away from VBA now? Can I count on this technology?” (Here I…


Recycling bits : Developer roadmap for Office 2007

Recently one of my customer(developer) is looking for Developer roadmap for Office 2007 and its relevant documents. During the search, i found the following information and want to share with you. There are lot of new technologies like [ribbon customizations, XML file formats, Outlook form regions, SharePoint workflow support, VSTO changes]. To learn more on…


What is Microsoft BPOS?

Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite is a set of messaging and collaboration solutions hosted by Microsoft, and consists of Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Live Meeting, and Office Communications Online. + These online services are designed to give your business streamlined communication with high availability, comprehensive security, and simplified IT management. + Take a…


Upgrading Exchange Server 2007 SP2 setup fails in Windows Server 2008 R2?

Recently i was discussing with one of my customer, he updated a issue relevant with his upgrade. Recently he downloaded the recent Exchange 2007 SP2 & tried upgrading to Exchange 2007 SP2 in an Active Directory forest that has only Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers. He tried to run the setup, but it fails…


Standards : Microsoft Exchange Server & Outlook Standards

If you’re looking for Microsoft Exchange Server & Outlook Standards, you can refer this MSDN article.This documentation is intended for use in conjunction with publicly available standard specifications, computer language design and implementation art. Also for more information about Standards at Microsoft, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/standards/default.aspx.