EWS : Best Practices for Using Exchange Web Services for Calendaring Tasks

Best practices for using Exchange Web Services for Calendaring Tasks  In Exchange Server 2007 – Exchange Web Services (EWS) provides, Rich set of Web methods and types can use to create/update/generate calendar work flow between Exchange 2007 mailboxes. These methods can also cause a lot of confusion and unforeseen consequences when they are used incorrectly. Here is…


Public Folder

Public Folders They’re intended to serve as a repository for information that is shared among many users. Public folders should be used when your business requires data replication to multiple servers.  Used for Public folders can be used for shared communication, such as discussions through message posts, shared e-mail messages, contacts, group calendars, archiving of…

Services – Exchange Server 2003

Services that are used by Exchange (Exchange Server 2003) As we know, Services are application types that run in the system background. Services provide core operating system features, such as Web serving, event logging, file serving, help and support, printing, cryptography, and error reporting. Here is another nice & interesting article, which gives detailed information about…

Tools used with Exchange Server 2003

Tools used with Exchange Server 2003 Here’s an interesting article that i found on MS Technet, which talks about the Tools that are used with Exchange Server 2003. Certainly this article is an eye-opener and handy one. Please click here to find more information

Mailbox store & Public folder Store – Basic Information

Basic Information about “Mailbox store and Public folder Store”:  MS Exchange store is a storage platform. The Exchange store is also known as the Web Storage System. It provides a single repository for managing multiple types of unstructured information in one infrastructure. Mailbox stores & public folder stores are two of the components of the Exchange store….

Setting Locale information

Found one of the interesting function “Setlocale”. Setlocale function sets the global locale and returns the previous locale. This function has a parameter “lcid” to identify uniquely a locale, which is a 32 bit value/short string. Syntax: Setlocale(lcid) If “lcid” is set as Zero(0), then it will set the current system setting. Please find the working sample…


Monitoring Event Sink # 1 – Listing registered Event sink information

Use the following command at command window to get list of registered Event sink registration: Cscript [//NOLOGO] ListMailboxes.vbs {/F:filename | /S:servername} [/DEBUG] Where, //NOLOGO Suppresses the version of Windows Script Host (WSH) and copyright information. /F The name of the text file that contains the names of the servers, will be available one per line, for which…

Event Sink – How to guides

Event Sink – How to guides: Create sample Event sink Step-by-step, click here Registering Event sink, click here  To know more about, Store Event Sink Bit Flags click here To know more about, Event descriptions, click here

Get all mailbox information from WMI & C#.Net

In one scenario, there was a need for me to get all mailbox related information using WMI and C#.Net. Here is a code snippet to get all mailbox information from an Exchange Server – WMI & C#.Net. using System;using System.Management; namespace ConsoleTwo{    class Class1    {         [STAThread]        static void Main(string[] args)        {            try            {                 System.Management.ConnectionOptions…

Event sink: Will it sink?

Lets we discuss about Event sink: It will sink? Just for words, it might be fascinating or it will be funny to hear such remarks. Some guys even crib about that too; but it’s not actually. Event sink is one of the strongest feature available in Exchange environment; they’re helpful in many scenarios and quite lot of applications…


WMI: Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is an extensions to Windows Driver Model (WDM); it provides the Operating System interface to access any instrumented (have ability to monitor) Enterprise components that provide the information as well as notification. WMI is the Microsoft implementation to two industry standards of DMTF (Desktop Management Task Force). They are, 1. CIM …


Microsoft Surface

Surface computing has arrived.    http://www.surface.com/


Exchange – Terminology changes Roadmap

Here is an interesting article which tabulates terminology changes from MS Exchange Server 5.5  to Exchange Server 2007; there are quite many changes been made between these versions, added/removed quite many features. Although this table doesn’t include all the features, but it can be used as a starting point to help yourself… Please click here…


My First Post

Hi, I am DeVa working as Support Engineer for Microsoft. Currently located in Bangalore, India. I am a generalist and support code related (programmatic) access to Enterprise Business Application – especially Exchange and Outlook related stuff, like VBA, Sinks, VSTO, WebDAV,  CDOx. Have hands of development experience in SAP and Microsoft Technologies in Aeronautical, Retail, Manufacturing domains…….