Development : Threading with Outlook Object Model?

Developers do complain when they use multi-threading the Outlook Object Model (OOM) API, it fails or hangs inside and outside of Outlook?  The reason behind this is the Outlook Object Model is not thread safe which means that COM will never allow multiple threads to enter concurrently.  Instead, it will serialize all calls using a…

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Download : Microsoft 2007 Office Suite Service Pack 2

Now, you can download Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 which provides the latest updates to the 2007 Office Suite. It consists of, Previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for this service pack. In addition to general product fixes, this includes improvements in stability, performance, and security. You can find out more information in…

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Various Outlook versions : .pst file has different formats & folder size limits

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 & Outlook 2003 have both a different format and a larger overall size limit for the personal folders (.pst) file than the .pst files that are in the earlier versions of Microsoft Outlook. In Outlook 2002 and earlier, the .pst files are in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) format, and…

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Synchronization : Exchange Server & Outlook

Exchange Server 2003 and later versions of Exchange Server provide support for certain Outlook features, and Office Outlook 2007 works better with Exchange Server 2003 or later in several ways for other features. Several of these features were introduced in Outlook 2003—most notably for synchronization processing, user synchronization status reports, and junk e-mail filtering. Instant…


Troubleshooting: Exchange environment with Event viewer

There are quite number of tools available to find the issues with Exchange Server environment. Here we’re going to view about “Event Viewer”. Interestingly Event viewer is it’s not directly meant nor designed for Exchange server, its designed for Windows OS environment. So what can we get in the Event viewer? Using the event logs…


Windows Desktop Search 3.0 does not return Outlook 2007 e-mail items

When you use Windows Desktop Search 3.0 together with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, you experience the following symptoms: • No e-mail items are returned when you use Windows Desktop Search to search for items. • On a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer, Outlook may not appear on the All Locations menu in Windows Desktop Search. •…

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Your system is low on virtual memory?

Couple of customers reported that he face a strange error with Outlook 2007/2003: When you start any of the Microsoft Office 2007 or Microsoft Office 2003 programs, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following error message: Your system is low on virtual memory. To ensure that Windows runs properly, increase…


Outlook Performance Series : Outlook 2007 & Windows Vista error - .pst file could not be opened

Welcome to troubleshooting performance issues – MS Outlook Performance Series – Part 6  One of my customer reported that he is facing issue with Outlook 2007 & Windows Vista environment, as he can’t open the .pst files. He get the following error: <sample>.pst file could not be opened. The file may not be compatible with this version of Outlook or…

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Outlook Performance Series: Outlook 2007, POP3 & Windows Vista Issue - TCP Scaling

Welcome to troubleshooting performance issues – MS Outlook Performance Series – Part 5 Recently I was working with one of my customer, we came across a strange issue. He has MS Outlook 2007 which was running on Windows Vista. He updated that it takes long time to download an e-mail message from a POP3 server in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007….

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Outlook Performance Series: Outlook data file (.pst or .ost file) issues

Welcome to troubleshooting performance issues for MS Outlook 2007 Series – Part 4 If the .pst file or the .ost file shuts down incorrectly, you may receive one of the following error messages the next time that you start Outlook: • Error message 1:  Outlook cannot open the data file filename until it has been checked for problems. • Error…

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Outlook Performance Series : Performance tips for deploying Outlook 2007 ?

Welcome to troubleshooting performance issues for deploying MS Outlook 2007 Series – Part 3  In general, when we talk about Performance, we can’t ignore various basic parameters like cache mode/non-cache mode, .pst/.ost files, Windows desktop search, search options, indexing, with/without word as an editor, collection of resources, settings or Outlook 2007’s configuration part, etc. Please find this article, which provides a…


Outlook Performance Series : How to troubleshoot performance issues in Outlook 2007 with .pst or .ost files?

Welcome to troubleshooting performance issues in MS Outlook Series – Part 2 Do you face any one of the following issue, when you work with MS Outlook 2007? When you try to, read e-mail emessages ? move e-mail messages? delete e-mail messages? Do you face Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 momentarily stops responding?Do you know, these symptoms are…