Click to connect MSDN/TechNet forums from your desktop

Using MSDN Forum Assistant and TechNet Forum Assistant gadgets offer a convenient way for the forum users to read the forum recent threads and your own threads, it also make it easy to create new threads and search in the forum. How is simple is that…. I tried the gadgets at my Windows 7 machine…


Video: Role of a Software Architect in today’s world

Recently viewed this interview – Brian Prince, Principal Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, and Juval Lowy, Software Architect & Principal at IDesign as they discuss the role of an architect in today’s world. Juval breaks down how the role of an architect has evolved over the years from applying engineering principles and practices to software systems to…

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Outlook 2010: Migrating CDO based application to Outlook Object Model(OOM) library

Recently one of my developer customer migrated from Outlook 2003 to 2010. He tried running the custom application (uses CDO & Outlook 2003) in Outlook 2010. It throws the error “ActiveX component can’t create object”.  Using the following test sample, I can reproduce the exact issue at my end: As you know, Microsoft Outlook 2010…

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Fix: Windows Phone 7.5 & Facebook Password update “0x83cf1202”

Recently one of my customer changed his Facebook password via laptop. Later when he tried connecting via my Windows Phone/Facebook chat, it requested him to update the password. Unfortunately, he opted to delete the Facebook account, but it failed. After this, he can’t update his password. Doing so (Settings > Email+accounts > Facebook), it throws…

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How to get the EWS endpoint URL from Outlook 2007/2010?

You can try the following steps to get the EWS endpoint URL from Outlook 2007 or 2010: CTRL+Right click the Outlook icon in the notification area in the lower right-hand area of the screen. You can notice the following window: Select Test E-mail Auto configuration. Enter your email address and password. Select the Use AutoDiscover…

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