Download : Outlook 2010 – Developer reference

If you’re the Office/Messaging developer and use Outlook 2010 beta for developing applications, then this article is for you. Microsoft published Outlook 2010 – Developer reference. These developer references are in HxS format, as opposed to CHM format. It also contain related information about the Outlook 2010 Object Model changes, which i specified earlier. You…


Outlook Object Model changes : Outlook 2010 Object Model and its Earlier Versions?

With respect to my previous blog post, i want to add more information regarding the Outlook Object Model changes. Being Messaging developer, it’s a must for us to understand and keep in-track, Outlook 2010 Object Model changes available since earlier versions. I request you to refer the MSDN article which summary of the changes in…


Where i can find the Macros & Visual Basic Editor in new Microsoft Outlook 2010?

Couple of Outlook 2010 beta users reported that they can’t find the old VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) and Visual Basic Editor in new Outlook 2010? Whether the feature is removed? With respect to my last blog post, VBA is available with Outlook 2010. Let me explain in-detail. We know about how Outlook 2010 applications…

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Download Office 2010 tool : Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT)

Microsoft released environment scanning tool as download for the Assessment planning. As you know the goal of the assessment planning phase is to determine the techniques that will be used to discover applications and customizations that could be affected by an Office upgrade.This tool (along with documentation) assists a customer in the assessment phase of…


Fixed : Issue with Message size in Outlook 2010

Earlier one of my customer reported when he created a simple HTML e-mail using Outlook 2010 beta. It contained a hyperlink and some text with bullet lists, but the size of the message is quite big. He tried with Outlook 2007, the message size was relatively small. It’s researched by Outlook 2010 product team and…


Documentation: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook Standards

Microsoft published the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook Standards documentation is intended for use in conjunction with publicly available standard specifications and network programming art, and assumes that the reader either is familiar with the aforementioned material or has immediate access to it. A protocol specification does not require the use of Microsoft programming…


Bitness : How to identify Outlook 2010 installation is a 32-bit or 64-bit?

When Outlook 2010 is installed, it sets the new registry key named Bitness, which indicates whether the Outlook 2010 installation is a 32-bit or 64-bit version. This can be useful to administrators who want to audit computers to determine the installed versions of Outlook 2010 in their organizations. Registry path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook Registry key: Bitness Value:…

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Developer : Does Exchange Client Extension (ECE) deprecation matters me?

Per Randy’s blog post, Exchange Client Extension (ECEs) deprecation does (for Outlook 2010) matters the developers. For more information please refer the excerpts of the blog post: “For most Outlook users, this announcement will not concern you. However, if you are a developer that uses Exchange Client Extension interfaces to build a solution in Outlook,…


MS Learning Initiative: Looking for Microsoft Training & Certification deals ?

As part of Microsoft Learning’s Career Initiative, which helps customers and students to get trained and certified on Microsoft technologies, Microsoft Learning re-launched Second Shot on January 13. Here’s Tjeerd Veninga describing the program:  We believe Microsoft Certification can boost your career and we want you to be successful when you take an exam. By…


New Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 (Outlook Connector) for Outlook 2010 Beta

I am an avid fan of using MS Outlook connector with previous versions of Outlook. Earlier when i was using Outlook Connector 12.1, i can manage my Windows Live Hotmail e-mail, calendar, and contacts from within Outlook.  Recently i read blog post by Alessio, that MS had announced the Beta release of Microsoft Outlook Hotmail…

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Outlook 2010 : Why CDO 1.2.1 not supported with Outlook 2010?

Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) 1.2.1 is a client library that provides a thin wrapper over Extended MAPI functionality. CDO does not install with Outlook 2010, and is available only as a download. For more information, see Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1 in the Microsoft Download Center. CDO is not guaranteed to work correctly in an…

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Outlook 2010 : Outlook Object Model enhancements & Changes

Outlook Object Model Changes Per Randy’s reference, the Outlook object model has new objects, properties, methods, and events that support new Outlook 2010 features programmatically. Other improvements to the object model address frequent developer requests for specific changes to the Outlook platform.

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Update : Technologies not available with Exchange 2010 & their migration reference(s)

Some development technologies that shipped/available in earlier versions of Exchange Server are not included in Exchange 2010. The following technologies were removed from Exchange 2007: Exchange providers for Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Collaboration Data Objects for Exchange Management (CDOEXM) Collaboration Data Objects for Exchange Workflow (CDOWF) Exchange Web Forms At Functions DAPI.DLL The following technologies…


Update : What’s New in Exchange 2010 Web Services

Exchange 2010 introduces the following important changes that might affect your Web services–based applications: Several new features have been added to Exchange Web Services (EWS), including operations related to the following: user configuration, mail tips, message tracking, calendar and contact sharing, room availability, time zones, service configuration, and Unified Messaging. A new SOAP-based Autodiscover service…