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…


Exchange Server 2007, 2010: How to query user mailboxes, its permissions using Exchange PowerShell?

In Exchange Server 2007/2010, you can use Exchange PowerShell cmdlets (especially using Get-Mailbox, Get-MailboxPermission, Get-ADPermission, Get-MailboxFolderPermission) to get a verity of info. I played with couple of the below in different scenarios and want to share the same with you – so that you can give a shot and make use of. Scenario # 1:…

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Why using Custom Outlook forms and HTTP scenarios not recommended?

In Outlook, custom Outlook forms are not supported for use with HTTP-based mail services (such as Microsoft Hotmail). Outlook does not prevent you from using custom form features if you are using an HTTP-based mail service. However, some features do not work correctly. The features do not work correctly because HTTP-based mail messages are stored…


OWA Customization Update : Outlook Web Access (OWA) 2010 Support Policy

Adding this blog post with respect to my previous article regarding support for Exchange Server OWA customization and its PSS Support Policy. We do get customers that they try and want to us provide assistance on OWA customization for OWA 2007 and 2010. They either want to customize OWA by changing features or by modifying…

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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…


DevMSG - Outlook profile customization – available options

“We want to be able to have the users in our company log on to outlook without having to configure anything? Is there a way that I could automate a profile creation  once the user opens up Outlook?  Or is this something that will have to be done manually?  We have around a 100 users…


Customizing OWA 2007 language settings

With the continuation of the previous blogpost, today we’re going to see how we can use Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access or the Exchange Management Shell to configure language settings for Outlook Web Access in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Microsoft have provided various options to customize the OWA pages, contents/images/themes in a simpler way. As…

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Tutorial : Organizational Forms Library - Series # 2

Can we create it programmatically? To create it programmatically using MAPI, we need to make use of CreateFolder(), the MAPI function. It is necessary to have very special privileges (obtained by opening the store with an EntryID created using IExchangeManageStore::CreateStoreEntryID()) to get it to work. Please refer the following KB to create Org. forms library…


Tutorial : Free/Busy data - Series # 1

Publishing Free/Busy data: Free/busy data is published information that contains a user’s personal availability data based on the user’s schedule. Microsoft Exchange Server uses the information extensively when users schedule meetings. Exchange Server 2003 stores free/busy information in a dedicated public folder that is named SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY. This folder contains a separate subfolder for…

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Outlook Programming Series # 13 : Programmatic equivalent for Outlook UI's Send/Receive

Whenever we work with Outlook 2007 UI, we click either “Send/Receive button” or press “F9” to send and receive emails. In couple of our cases we use to do programmatically you can make use of Outlook Object Model’s (OOM) SendAndReceive method. You need to know that calling the SendAndReceive method is synchronous only. Syntax: expression.SendAndReceive(showProgressDialog)…

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Screencast: Outlook Context Menus and Creating a Meeting from an Email

Please view this wonderful Screencast from channel9, which easily we can able to create our own menu option to the context menu in Outlook. Per jwiese "…would you like to add your own menu option to the context menu in Outlook?  How about turning an email into a new meeting request without having to type…


Outlook Add-in : How to apply Windows XP themes to Office COM Add-ins?

When you create a COM add-in for a Microsoft Office program, the appearance of that add-in will conform by default to the standard Office appearance. However, with Microsoft Windows XP, you can choose from a number of visual styles (or themes) to customize the appearance of a Microsoft Windows program. Unless Windows themes are explicitly…


Download: Outlook 2007 Add-ins & code samples

Whenever we discuss with regards to Outlook Add-in customization, many of our customer(s) or their developers want to customize it according to their requirements. Also they look for the code-samples, related articles to proceed further. In this discussion, i have added couple of Outlook 2007 specific add-ins, code samples along with their download links. Please download…