Part 1 : Developer Roadmap – Development Technologies for Exchange Server 2010

This two part article is targeted for the developer audience, if you’re the developer who want to create a develop custom application for Exchange Server 2010 or already has custom application designed for previous versions of Exchange Server 2010. Some Exchange programming technologies that are available in versions of Exchange earlier than Microsoft Exchange Server…

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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…


Update : Technologies not available with Exchange 2010 & their migration reference(s)

Some development technologies that shipped/available in earlier versions of Exchange Server are not included in Exchange 2010. The following technologies were removed from Exchange 2007: Exchange providers for Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Collaboration Data Objects for Exchange Management (CDOEXM) Collaboration Data Objects for Exchange Workflow (CDOWF) Exchange Web Forms At Functions DAPI.DLL The following technologies…


Gotcha – PermanentURL & WebDAV Series # 1

Take this scenario. One of my customer wanted to updated the contact fields using PR_ENTRY_ID and other fields. He can able to obtain the other all fields and getting issue with this property whenever he retrieve using WebDAV·  He gets garbage values at one client and another client it leads him to Exception. In this…

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Monitoring event sink # 27 – After you register an event sink on a mailbox store, the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service does not start in Exchange Server 2003

One of my customer had migrated from Exchange server 2000 to Exchange Server 2003, where had an event sink registered on a mailbox store. But his Store.exe (Exchange Information Store service) stops responding for one of the following events:  • You restart the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service. • Store.exe automatically starts after a restart…

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Monitoring event sink # 26 – Implementing onTimer Event sink

Timers & Events: Whenever we talk about the event sink and we plan to implement the event sink that should trigger within a specified time or interval, then we will go for onTimer Event sink. Basically Timers have scope, in the same way as other events. With timers, however, no event occurs in that location…

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Test and troubleshooting tools for various Exchange technologies

I tried to compose the test and troubleshooting tools for various exchange technologies. This initial list upto Exchange Server 2003.    Technology   Tools for test and troubleshooting tools Active Directory Services Interfaces (ADSI)   All standard test and debugging tools, as well as other Microsoft and third-party test and debugging tools, can be used.  …


API’s that are not included in Exchange Server 2007 ?

When you migrated from Microsoft Exchange 2000 & 2003, where they provide several API’s that are not included in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Please find the following API’s that are not included in the Exchange Server 2007 environment & the recommended technologies to migrate to. APIs that are not included in Exchange 2007 API Status…


Nutshell: CDO 1.21 not supported in .Net environment

Per the Microsoft support policy specified in the following KB, CDO 1.21 is not supported in a .NET Framework environment. Instead it recommends, to make use one of the following technologies to build the .NET Framework application, the supported options for accessing Exchange data are: • WebDAV • CDO for Exchange 2000 Server (CDOEX) and …


Status Code (422) unprocessable Entity using WebDAV/EXOLEDB Error

I came across a tricky situation. One of the customer got the (422) Unprocessable Entity using WebDAV Error, when he tries to access Exchange Server 2007 for the query “SELECT “DAV:displayname” FROM “Inbox”  WHERE CONTAINS(*, ‘”Mike”‘)”…he is referring that “Use an asterisk (*) to include all properties marked for full-text indexing”. The request for working…

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EXOLEDB Architecture

EXOLEDB Overview Exchange Server 2007 provides a new, high-performance OLE DB provider that you can use on the local server to access Exchange store items: the Exchange OLE DB (ExOLEDB) provider. Through the ExOLEDB provider, programmers can access the Exchange store using OLE DB, Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and Collaboration Data Objects (CDO). EXOLEDB…

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