Lets try – Find out how many apps you have installed using PowerShell?

You can check how many apps by using the following Windows PowerShell script. To do this, we can use the Get-StartApps cmdlet to get the names and AppIDs of apps in the Start screen of the current user. An AppID is an AppUserModelID. For more info, you can refer documentation. Let get started. First we…


Error: After Office 2016 upgrade Outlook 2016 fails to connect Exchange Server 2007

After upgrading to Outlook 2016 for Windows fails to connect Exchange Server 2007 mailbox and you get the following error message.  Also when you open Outlook, you get error message that Outlook can’t open your data files. These errors occur because Outlook 2016 for Windows doesn’t support Exchange Server 2007 and earlier versions. In such…

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Video: What’s new in Office 2016 for Mac?

This video highlights top 10 reasons (like redesigned ribbon, cloud connected, keyboard shortcuts etc.) why you need to get new Office 2016 for Mac. You can look at the related article to get it started. Office 2016 for Mac: What’s new Also if you want to know more then please have a look at the…


Office IT Pro: Deployment scripts for Office 2016

To help IT pros with Office client deployments using PowerShell to streamline the process we created a community project.  It contains all of the scripts on our GitHub repository in five categories: – Preparation – Information – Deployment – Management – Updates Also please visit the related Wiki, which contains useful information designed to provide…


Exchange Server 2016 hands-on demo videos

We’ve got some great Exchange Server 2016 resources that I wanted to share, including some hands-on demo videos that I think you’ll enjoy. Collaboration updates – Outlook, Exchange, SharePoint, Onedrive: Exchange Server 2016 Smarter inbox – Search and customization updates: Exchange Server 2016 & Outlook on the go – Mobile, browser and productivity updates: Exchange…


TechNet Wiki @ Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

Recently I published Wiki @ TechNet for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 with related links(download, prerequisites, system requirements, Install, Prepare, Whats discontinued etc)… So please have a look at it which will help you to get started. If you are a fellow expert on Microsoft products, please visit to our TechNet Wiki and contribute @ (http://technet.com/wiki). Also…


Dev Kids: Download Small Basic 1.2

We are excited to announce that a new version of Small Basic is now available with some cool new Kinect objects, language improvements, and bug fixes.  If you don’t know, Small Basic is Microsoft’s free BASIC programming environment for kids and is part of a family of easy-to-use free coding tools for kids that includes…


Office Dev: Office 2016 for developers

Last week we announced the release of Office 2016. Next interesting stuff pops in our mind is that what’s new in Office 2016 for the developers. I want to mention few of them here: – New names for apps for Office and SharePoint – I blogged about this earlier, New name for Apps for Office…


Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 available now

Earlier I talked about Exchange Server 2016 Preview, now Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is here and available now. This release brings the Exchange bits that already power millions of Office 365 mailboxes to your on-premises environment. With Exchange Server 2016, lets you accomplish more with rich Outlook experiences on phones, tablets, desktop, and the Web….


Step-by-Step : Accessing Exchange mailbox using Exchange MAPI/CDO and MFCMAPI

One of my customer updated that he downloaded the MFCMAPIat his Exchange Server 2010/2013, when he ran he noticed the following error – he wanted to access the exchange mailbox programmatically. Then he noticed the following error as well: To start with he needs Exchange MAPICDO, as Microsoft Exchange MAPI and CDO 1.2.1 provide access…


AzureCon 2015

On September 29, 2015 you can attend the free, virtual event titled “AzureCon 2015”. You can hear from the experts about the latest Azure innovation and easy-to-adopt solutions. Listen as customers take the stage to share their stories. Join live Q&As and interact with the architects and engineers who are building the latest features. Also…


Looking for Visual Studio 2015 SDK download… wait, read this first?

As you know now Visual Studio 2015 is RTM-ed and you have started to use it for building applications. Recently I came across a query from a developer, from where they can download Visual Studio 2015 SDK – as they used it to create tool windows, menu commands, editor extensions, isolated shell projects, and other…

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MAPI developers: MAPI/CDO library discontinued from Exchange 2016…

If you’re an Exchange MAPI developer/ISV/Vendor who relies on Exchange MAPI/CDO then this blog post is for you. Do you know Exchange MAPI/CDO library is discontinued from Exchange 2016? Please refer @ “What is discontinued at Exchange Server 2016” which talks about the same (refer snapshot as well) and provides recommendation moving forward as well……


Introducing Office 365 Groups in Outlook 2016

In my earlier blog post I mentioned about lot of new features that I liked including Groups in Outlook 2016 and a new mobile app called Outlook Groups which you can download. With the new Outlook Groups mobile app for Windows Phone, iOS and Android, you can now engage with your group on your phone…

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