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…

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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…


Office Developer: Request from Office for Apps going to ajax.aspnetcdn.com 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 ajax.aspnetcdn.com 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 – https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/requirement-sets/dialog-api-requirement-sets Excel – https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/requirement-sets/excel-api-requirement-sets 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…

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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.


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!!

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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!!

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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.


Now JSON Support is available in Azure SQL Database (preview)

JSON functionalities are available in Azure SQL Database (preview). You can use new JSON functionalities to integrate Azure SQL Database with other services that exchange data in the JSON format. For more info, you can refer the related documentation. With the new JSON functionalities, you can do the following: Read data from JSON text by…


Azure Dev: Build your cloud powered apps from Visual Studio

Yesterday at //build 2016, we announced the general availability (GA) of Azure Service Fabric (ASF) and updates to the Azure Service Fabric Tools for Visual Studio. You can get started building micro-services using Azure Service Fabric and Visual Studio. The best feature of these tools is they let enable you to create new Service Fabric…


Build 2016 – Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 available now

Today @ Build 2016 conference, we announced release of Visual Studio 2015 Update 2, so you can download and play with that. For more information on what’s new in this update, you can refer the post @ https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/vs2015-update2-vs.aspx. Download:   Visual Studio 2015 Update 2  This release focuses on stability and on responding to the feedback…