Diagnostics: How to enable debug tracing for System.Net.Mail API?

You can enable the following trace switches in your application config file, so that you can enable tracing for The System.Net.Mail library/API. This will log the contents of the SMTP session to a file. To send traces to a log file, add the following node to the <system.diagnostics> node of the appropriate configuration file (application…

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Office 365 Developers – Catch up on Outlook APIs in Microsoft Graph

  In Build 2017, i attended good number of sessions virutally, including this one by Venkat Ayyadevara, Program Manager, Outlook EcoSystem about Outlook API’s in Microsoft Graph. In this, you can learn about recent updates in Microsoft Graph for accessing Outlook mail, calendar, contacts and more for millions of commercial and consumer users. You can…

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Cloud Developer: Office 365 REST API returns 401 access denied with an error code of “invalid_token”

In recent times i worked with this cloud developer (Azure AD, Office 365 REST API) where they created a custom application. It uses (Calendar, Contact, Mail APIs) to pull items from the specified user mailbox. Intermittently they see “401 Access Denied” followed by error code “invalid_token” from the API. During the investigation, we noticed that…

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Office Developer: Outlook 2010 add-in template not available in Visual Studio 2013?

Once you installed Visual Studio 2013 and tried building a custom Outlook add-in you will the see the Outlook 2013 add-in template available.   Recently one of my customer asked, what if he wants to build Outlook 2010 add-in and he failed to see the respective template for it. I suggested the following steps to…


Training: Advanced Office Add-in Development with Outlook

All of us spend a significant amount of time in email. Want to see how to build custom mail add-ins that can deliver a more productive experience in Outlook? Check out this session, and get ready to make mail better through add-ins. In this session “Advanced Office Add-in Development with Outlook”, you can learn how…


Developer: Learn what’s new with Microsoft Visual C++ @ Ignite 2016

Are you a C++ developer? Then this session is meant for you. As you aware that Microsoft Visual Studio provides the best in class C++ development experience whether you are targeting Android, iOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows, or IoT. With a good mix of demos and showcase for new C++ experiences, this talk goes over great…


Video: Connecting Drones (UAVs) with Azure Services

Are you a UAV, Drones lover and want to integrate with Azure then this is for you? Interesting post from Microsoft Garage.  In this episode, Guada and Jacob talk about how to connect your UAV to Azure Services. The Drones Garage Show, a showcase produced by the Drones Chapter of the Microsoft Garage. The goal…


Dev Training: What’s new in .NET 2015?

With .NET 2015 release encompasses several innovations that improve developer productivity and that can enhance application performance. .NET 2015 builds on the advancements available in .NET 4.5, 4.5.1, and 4.5.2 to deliver a highly compatible platform for building applications for the mobile-first, cloud-first world. In this session, explore what’s new in managed languages, frameworks, and…

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Office Store app developer queries: Office store app queries related to app resubmission of Office 365 store for certification, approval etc

Recently one of my developer customer had the queries specific to Office Store app and submission/resubmission to store for certification, approval. I engaged my peer Michael to answer the same. In addition, you can refer the following MSDN articles as well. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn356576.aspx https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj220033.aspx Hope this helps.


Microsoft Office 365, Exchange Developer : How to include EWS Managed API via NuGet in your Visual Studio solution?

As you aware Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API provides a managed interface for developing .NET client applications that use EWS. By using the EWS Managed API, you can access almost all the information stored in an Office 365, Exchange Online, or Exchange Server mailbox – on-premises starting from Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, 2010, 2013,…


Developer: How to find bitness (x86 or x64) of a given application?

I hear this query a lot how to find a bitness of a given application. Recently one of my customer followed by blog post and asked is there any alternate way exists to find out the bitness of installed Outlook in your environment.  He is an app developer, so he installed Microsoft Visual Studio at…


Now you can download Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

On June 27th, we released the latest Visual Studio 2015 Update 3. Fixes been made and in Update 3 you will see many such fixes addressing customer feedback around performance and stability. Here are the related resources for you: Download it from @ Visual Studio Update 3 What’s new @ https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/releasenotes/vs2015-update3-vs#what-s-new Related releases @https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/releasenotes/vs2015-update3-vs#related-releases Send…

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Fix: Use autodiscover service to receive connection settings during OpenMsgStore() call

Today we released the hotfix which provides the ability for non-Outlook MAPI applications to use the Autodiscover service to receive connection settings during IMAPISession::OpenMsgStore, when the target is an Exchange mailbox. To enable this ability, install April 5, 2016, update for Outlook 2013 (KB3114941), and then follow these steps described at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3114974 Hope this helps.