Gotcha : Appointment created with WebDAV is not getting displayed in Outlook?

Issue: One of my customer updated me that he created an appointment by using WebDAV. But the user has the following issues when he tries to view the mailbox owner’s calendar: The appointment does not appear when Microsoft Outlook is in the Day, Week, or Month view. The appointment appears correctly when the appointments are…

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How to configure user permissions to relay e-mail message through SMTP Service?

You need to configure the user permissions to relay e-mail messages through the SMTP service. Do the following steps: Click Start, click Run, type inetmgr or open Internet Information Manager from Control Panel > Administrative Tools, and then click OK. Expand ComputerName, and then right-click a valid SMTP virtual server. Note The placeholder ComputerName represents…

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Sending email using CDO & remote SMTP Server

Assume that the computer on which this example will run has neither a SMTP service nor Microsoft Outlook® Express installed. In this case, you need to send the message through some SMTP service on the network and must configure the Message object completely. Further assume that the SMTP service through which you intend to send…

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Developer Messaging Best Practices : System.Net classes

Per the article, the following recommendations will help you use the classes contained in System.Net to their best advantage: Use WebRequest and WebResponse whenever possible instead of type casting to descendant classes. Applications that use WebRequest and WebResponse can take advantage of new Internet protocols without needing extensive code changes. When writing ASP.NET applications that…

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Combining SQL Server tables and Exchange Web Services

Have you tried programmatically combining the two powerful enterprise tools: SQL Server 2005 (table-valued user-defined functions) with Exchange Server 2007(Exchange Web Services)? I followed the Microsoft article written by Jim Kleewein and Ray Dixon, which talks about how we can combine the SQL Server tables and Exchange Web Services to provide data from both Microsoft…

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Exchange Server 2007 : Getting Mailbox statistics using C#.Net & Exchange Powershell

In this session, we will have a look about how to get the mailbox statistics information using from Exchange Server 2007 SP1 using C#.Net & Exchange Powershell. I tried the following code to get the mailbox statistics… 1: …. 2: //Create Runspaceconfiguraiton object 3: RunspaceConfiguration config = RunspaceConfiguration.Create(); 4: PSSnapInException snapEx = null; 5:  …


Exchange Server 2007 & Workflow designer for Exchange

What is CDO for Workflow? CDO for Workflow (CDOWF) is built-in functionality provided with Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. By using CDOWF, which is driven by the Exchange store event architecture, you can design workflow applications without having to write the fundamental code that accesses, modifies, and controls data. CDOWF includes a workflow engine, modeling tools,…

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Exchange Server 2007 & OWA : Password change feature

If you work with Exchange Server 2007, this method is no longer required.  But, it can be used with Windows Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007 configurations when the ability to change passwords after they have expired or when users are required to change their password at the first logon is needed.   When i…


Windows Mobile : WM 6.1 SMTP fix released

While i was reading articles related to our messaging arena and with regards to Windows Mobile they released SMTP fix for Windows Mobile 6.1. Per them, as some of you have noticed, a bug recently appeared on Windows Mobile 6.1 devices that prevented certain users from being able to send e-mail. It happened to investigate…


Windows (Outlook) Mobile: Using Hotmail & Gmail

I read this interesting blogpost which talks about how to use your Hotmail or Windows Live account with Outlook Mobile. It gives detailed information like what are the sync’ing with Windows Live support, how to set up, limitation and its mobile related ms forum details… Also if you’re a Gmail user from Windows Mobile then…


When Microsoft Outlook 2007 is sequenced and streamed with Windows Vista, the search function in Outlook may not function as designed

Issue: When Microsoft Outlook 2007 is sequenced and streamed with Windows Vista, the search function in Outlook may not function as designed. Note: Outlook 2003 does not experience this problem Please go through the article which describes about this…Virtualized Outlook 2007 search feature may not work as designed on Windows Vista clients


.Net & COM: How to consume managed type from COM?

In order to consume the managed type from COM, do the follow the steps given below: Please refer Register assemblies with COM. Generally types in an assembly (and type libraries) must be registered at design time. If an installer does not register the assembly, instruct COM developers to use Regasm.exe. Please refer Reference .NET types…


Debugging functions : How to debug an application without any debugger?

Using OutputDebugString If the application has no debugger, the system debugger displays the string if the filter mask allows it. (Note that this function calls the DbgPrint function to display the string. For details on how the filter mask controls what the system debugger displays, see the DbgPrint function in the Windows Driver Kit on…


How OWA & Exchange 2000, 2003 and 2007 coexists ?

If you work with Outlook Web Access (OWA) along with Exchange Server 2000 or/and Exchange Server 2003 or/and Exchange Server 2007, then please find the wonderful technet article, which i read frequently and distribute it with my customers. This article explains how Microsoft Outlook Web Access works in Exchange organizations that include computers that are…


Blogpost’s related to MAPI docs

I read couple of related blogpost’s related to MAPI documentation. You can start reading from Sgriffin‘s detailed information regarding the MAPI documentation. Also i found couple of related blogpost’s from mstehle and Angela. You can end up by reading the article posted by Thom Randolp, which talks about the MAPI documentation. Per him, "… based…