Development : Is Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime still supported?

We get many request/references regarding support of Visual Basic 6.0 runtime support for various Microsoft Operating systems including MS Windows 7. There is a wonderful article regarding this MSDN article titled “Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista, Windows”. It states that the “…Visual Basic team is committed to “It Just Works” compatibility…

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Outlook 2007 : How to obtain Proxy addresses using Outlook Object Model (for an ExchangeUser Object)?

Earlier i had a requirement, how to obtain Proxy addresses for a specific user programmatically’; also they preferred to do this by using Outlook Object Model API. Please Note: The ExchangeUser object does not directly expose the proxy addresses for the user. However, you can use the PropertyAccessor object to obtain the MAPI property PR_EMS_AB_PROXY_ADDRESSES….


Outlook Object Model : How to programmatically get logged-in user’s CompanyName in Outlook 2003/2007?

Recently one of my customer updated that they have a requirement to implement the following logic: 1) Get Contact info from GAL or Address book for the specified contact2) Get Contact information regarding his CompanyName etc. In the scenario, i provided the following suggestions: If you try Outlook 2003 & its prior versions: Using the…


Outlook Custom form : Creating a message class when customizing form pages

In the Publish Form As dialog box, when you type a name in the Display name field, you will notice that the Form name field reflects the display name by default. You can leave the form name to be the same as the display name or you can change the form name. The display name…


General Info : Common Messaging Formats

For most organizations, e-mail messaging has become an increasingly important mode of communication. However, not all organizations use the same type of messaging systems. In this blog post, we will see the format of e-mail message and some of the common messaging formats used. Format of an e-mail message Internet e-mail messages follow the format…


Custom forms deployment : Where we can publish Outlook Custom forms?

In Outlook, custom forms are typically published to a forms library so that only one copy of a form is stored on your computer. Individual items contain a Message Class field that indicates which form to use to display the data that is contained in the item. When you publish custom forms to a forms…

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Windows 7 Best Practices : Can i control IT costs in difficult times?

Control IT costs in difficult times More now than ever, companies are under intense pressure to reduce costs while increasing efficiencies. Whether it’s reducing overall IT budgets or determining automated ways to deploy, track, and manage, the need for a better managed IT infrastructure is present and growing. An optimized desktop can help you save…

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How to create recurring tasks using Exchange Web Services for Exchange 2007/2010?

Earlier i got a chance to play around creating recurring tasks. I followed the article from MSDN and it worked like charm for me. public TaskType CreateRecurringTask() { // Create the task item and set property values. TaskType task = new TaskType(); task.Subject = "Recurring Task"; task.Body = new BodyType(); task.Body.BodyType1 = BodyTypeType.Text; task.Body.Value =…


Download : Exchange Server 2007 SP2 Update Rollup 1

Exchange Server 2007 SP2 Update Rollup 1 is available to download. Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 SP2 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 SP2 customers. For the details related to…


Windows Mobile: Windows Live Mesh Tech Preview for Windows Mobile 6.x

I am using Windows Live Mesh for a while – even i forget to carry my pen drive, now a days i don’t care whether i work on my PC or on my Windows Mobile. Thanks for Live Mesh for helping me out to change the way, that i work!! With Live Mesh, you can…


Exchange 2010 is available!!

Today at the Microsoft Tech•Ed Europe 2009 conference in Germany, Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop announced that Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is now available worldwide to help businesses reduce costs, protect communications and delight e-mail users. Along with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Exchange Server 2010 is part of a generation of…


New Features : Exchange 2010 & Unified Messaging

You can consider this as part of previous post which talks about Outlook & voice mail. In this post, i just want to concentrate with respect to Exchange 2010 and its unified messaging features introduced. Exchange Server 2010 offers unprecedented flexibility over traditional voice mail systems that improve daily productivity by consolidating e-mail and voice…


Checking Voicemail in Outlook

Do you know that if voice mail is enabled on your account, you will be able to listen to your voice mail from your mobile phone and read it in your Inbox? Yes, that’s true. It’s not just only that; also you’ll receive a text message on your phone to alert you that you have…

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