Microsoft Build 2017 Developer Conference, Seattle on May 10-12, 2017

The Microsoft Build 2017 developer conference takes place in Seattle on May 10–12, but no matter where you are, join us for live-streamed keynotes, announcements, technical sessions, and more as it happens. This conference will address vital topics for Windows developers. You can learn more about: •Improvements that help you immediately engage your users with beautiful…


MAPI Developer: Download latest MFCMAPI from the Github

As you aware that MFCMAPI provides access to MAPI stores to facilitate investigation of Exchange and Outlook issues and to provide developers with a sample for MAPI development. If you look to download the latest MFCMAPI (x86/x64) then you can get it from the Github @ Hope this helps.


Debug: Collecting HTTP/HTTPS traffic using Fiddler Web Debugger tool

As you aware that the Fiddler tool helps you debug web applications by capturing network traffic between the Internet and test computers. The tool enables you to inspect incoming and outgoing data to monitor and modify requests and responses before the browser receives them. So this post provides the steps for capturing HTTP/HTTPS traffic with…

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…


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…

Office Developer: Request from Office for Apps going to getting a 502 error?

In recent times, i was working with this customer where they created an Outlook add-in (Office for Apps/Office.js). They noticed that a request from Office for Apps going to getting HTTP 502 error. During debugging (network sniffs) we noticed that issue happens that the URLs were blocked by their AV, Proxy Server settings. On…

Office Developer: Which build of Microsoft Office do I need in order to get that cool API or requirement set?

        This is one of the regular query raised by various developer customers, “Which build of Office do I need in order to get that cool API or requirement set?”.  Ok, here is the published guidance that addresses that question. Check out these topics: Dialog – Excel – OneNote –…

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…


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. Hope this helps.

Video: Installing, running Microsoft SmallBasic in Azure Cloud @ Azure DevTestLabs

Recently, i created a new Azure VM (virutal machine) in Azure DevTestLabs, tried burning my hands in installing Microsoft SmallBasic version 1.2. Here is the related video:   So it works super fast. Now you’re good to do programming in Azure Cloud as well. All the best for your cloud development. Happy coding!!


Video: Install Microsoft SmallBasic version 1.2

In recent times, i was talking to a Smallbasic user and with a developer enthusiast. They’re interested to know is there any article/video how to install Smallbasic v1.2. I got this video for them: Let we get started – code, create games. Happy coding!!


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 @ Related releases @ Send…


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 Hope this helps.