Redmond Protocol Plugfest 2017

Dear fellow developers and quality assurance engineers / testers, please register/participate in our annual Redmond Interoperability Plugfest 2017. Register here Venue: Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington Date: June 19-23, 2017 Detailed agenda: https://www.interopevents.com/redmond2017 – It’s designed to cover interoperability topics that span Microsoft, including Office, Windows, and SQL. There will be testing, workshops, and great…


Get ready for Microsoft Office 2016 rollout on September 22!!

Have a look at the article by Julia White, General Manager of Office 365 Technical Product team…. https://blogs.office.com/2015/09/10/admins-get-ready-for-office-2016-rollout-begins-september-22/. This article contains the “Improvements to the Office Update Model”, “More IT capabilities in Office”, “New events, tools, and resources for Admins”. In addition, don’t forget to register for “Microsoft Cloud Road show” @ https://www.microsoftcloudroadshow.com/cities#register. Need help?…

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Registration starts – Redmond Interoperability Protocols Plugfest 2014!!

Microsoft-hosted protocol plugfests provide software developers with the opportunity to learn more about the Microsoft protocols and to test their implementations of the Microsoft Open Specifications. Hosted on the Microsoft Redmond campus, each plugfest focuses on a specific task or technology area. Presentations are conducted by Microsoft engineers, who are also available for one-on-one and…


Visual Studio 2013 Virtual Launch

For those interested in watching the Visual Studio 2013 Virtual Launch, you can find it here: http://events.visualstudio.com/eng/launch-2013-event/ Enjoy!!


Live: TechED North America 2012

Hear directly from Satya Nadella, Scott Guthrie, Mark Russinovich, Bill Staples, Quentin Clark and many other senior Microsoft technology leaders as they delve deep into the technical aspects of Windows Azure and other products. You can watch & learn more sessions LIVE online on Monday, June 11, 2012 as it will be broadcasted from TechEd…


Developer Webcasts: Mastering programmer series using Microsoft Office Project Server

Hello Office developers, Please find the series of MSDN Webcast targeted for developers/software application programmers who use Microsoft Office Project Server programming. You can find the variety of programming options starting from its Architecture, Interface programming, Interface Web services, events and its workflow. It has tons of programmer options MSDN Webcast: Office Project Server Programmability…


Monitoring Event Sink # 32 – Best Practices: Performance related issues with Event sinks

I would like to share certain best practices – in order to improve the performance or overcome performance related issues associated with event sink and Programming guidelines for event sinks before you develop for your reference. Exchange store events do not by themselves generate Windows Event Log entries. The underlying ExOLEDB provider generates performance counters…


Monitoring Event Sink # 31: Why Exchange Explorer doesn’t work ?

One of my customer reported that in one of his machine, the exchange explorer (available part of Exchange SDK) stop responding. But the same work in his rest of the machines. During the research, we found the following known issues (stop responding, doesn’t display etc) with exchange explorer: Cannot set member server schema scope using…


Release-to-Manufacturing (RTM) : Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010

Earlier this year Microsoft announced that they will officially launch Office 2010 to the business customers on May 12 with Stephen Elop, President of Microsoft’s Business Division, delivering a keynote as part of our virtual launch. The virtual launch will allow people from around the globe to participate in the launch by going to http://www.the2010event.com….


Outlook 2010 : Outlook Object Model enhancements & Changes

Outlook Object Model Changes Per Randy’s reference, the Outlook object model has new objects, properties, methods, and events that support new Outlook 2010 features programmatically. Other improvements to the object model address frequent developer requests for specific changes to the Outlook platform.

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Debugging functions : How to debug an application without any debugger?

Using OutputDebugString If the application has no debugger, the system debugger displays the string if the filter mask allows it. (Note that this function calls the DbgPrint function to display the string. For details on how the filter mask controls what the system debugger displays, see the DbgPrint function in the Windows Driver Kit on…


Monitoring event sink # 29 – Event Sink & VSAPI

Viruses, worms, and other malicious content transmitted by e-mail systems are a destructive reality faced by most Microsoft Exchange administrators. Therefore, we should develop a defensive antivirus deployment for all messaging systems. Now we can have a look on VSAPI. VSAPI is used for… This enables non-Microsoft vendors to implement the virus scanners or AV’s,…

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Monitoring event sink # 28 – Attachments Are Missing When You Use an Event Sink to Modify the Stream of Messages

One of my customer reported that they have a store event sink, which is used to modify the stream of incoming messages in Exchange Server environment (2003). But their attachments are missing when they open & view the message in Microsoft Outlook or in Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA); But contrarily when we view the…

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