MAPI Developer: MAPI call (lpFolder)->OpenEntry() takes 2 minutes to open messages in mailbox

Recently I was working with a MAPI developer and came across this interesting issue. We noticed their custom MAPI application takes 2 minutes to open the messages in a given mailbox. Further troubleshooting we noticed they see this behavior with the MAPI call, (lpFolder)->OpenEntry(). It takes 2 minutes to open messages in a given mailbox…


…ok now, how to find .Net Version installed in any given environment?

There are few good ways available to find out which .Net Version is installed in any given environment. You can try one of the following: – Manually you can check it via registry editor (REGEDIT.exe). Refer https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh925568(v=vs.110).aspx – Using C#.Net you can use System.Environment class to get the related info: private static void GetFrameworkVersionInfo() {…

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Just FYI – Support Ending for the .NET Framework 4, 4.5, 4.5.1 @ January 12, 2016

Last year I blogged regarding the end of support for .Net Frameworks (4, 4,5 & 4.5.1), starting January 12, 2016 and it’s not far away – please there will be no longer provide security updates, technical support or hotfixes for .NET 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1 frameworks. All other framework versions, including 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6 and…


Dev Update: Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 & Windows SDK for Windows 10

Are you the developer who downloaded/use Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 which we released last week? If yes, the there is no need to install the Windows SDK for Windows 10 – it’s already included in it. If you are using a different development environment than Visual Studio 2015, you can download a standalone Windows…

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Download Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 1

Last week we announced the Update 1 for Microsoft Studio 2015 and you can download it from Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. This release includes our latest feature and functionality updates – refer the below snapshot: . For more detailed info, you can refer the release notes – https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/vs2015-update1-vs.aspx In addition, it also talks about…


Introducing Open Live Writer – Open Source Fork of Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer released as the open source Open Live Writer. It’s a great day for bloggers who have a favorite tool for creating content. Yes I use Windows Live Writer for my blogging and it changed my way of blogging. Today Microsoft announced that Open Live Writer was released and has been contributed to…


IT Pros: Can I use Office 2013 side by side with Office 2016?

This is the famous question asked while interacting with IT pros – “Can I use Office 2013 side by side with Office 2016?” and they notice the following error message when they try to install: Let me take a bit and explain in-detail. – Click-to-Run is the technology used to install Office 365 subscription and…

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