Office Debug: Office add-ins are not displayed correctly in Outlook

Recently one of the ISV app developer reported that after they update Microsoft Outlook to version 1809 (build 10827.20181) or later versions, data from some Office add-ins may not be displayed correctly or may be missing from the user interface of the add-in within Outlook. Specifically in their case, they used IE Control hosted in…


Exchange Server Quarterly Servicing updates, changes, zero day vulnerability fixes released

Yesterday we released Exchange Server quarterly servicing Cumulative Updates (for Exchange 2013/2016/2019) and Rollup Update (for Exchange 2010) for all supported versions of Exchange Server. Few highlights were, These updates have the fixes to mitigate the zero day and related vulnerabilities. An architectural change to EWS Push notification authentication – this change addresses the EWS…

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Programmatically created email with attachment shows fields garbled

In recent times I was working with this developer customer. They created a custom application using Outlook Object Model (OOM) API – their app tries to create a new message programmatically with attachments. They notice the newly created items fields (such as the CC, BCC and TO) overlaps or garbled. Based on my tests with…


Exchange Server –March 2018 quarterly updates released

The March quarterly release updates for Exchange Server are now available on the download center. We documented the detailed info @ EHLO blog – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2018/03/20/released-march-2018-quarterly-exchange-updates/ Hope this helps.


Download Exchange Server 2016 CU 7, Exchange Server 2013 CU 18

On September 19, 2017 we released the Cumulative update 7 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 and Cumulative update 18 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 as well. Exchange Server 2016 CU 7:Several nonsecurity issues are fixed in this cumulative update or a later cumulative update for Exchange Server 2016.  So the Exchange Server 2016 CU 7…

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Fixed: In Exchange Hybrid scenario Microsoft Graph REST API query fails due to $select $top $skips commands ignored

Recently i was working with an app developer who’s using Microsoft Graph REST API in their application. They try to query contacts for Exchange 2016 CU5 on premises in a hybrid + Office 365 environment (they had one single mailbox setup in Office 365). When they tested the Graph API query with $select, $top, $skips…

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End of support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 in April 2017

Last year we talked about end of support in April 2017 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.  On April 11, 2017, Exchange Server 2007 will reach End of Support Life Cycle . If you haven’t already begun your migration from Exchange 2007 to Office 365 or Exchange 2016, you need to start planning now. It also…


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.


Download Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 1

Last week we announced the Update 1 for Microsoft Studio 2015 and you can download it from Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. This release includes our latest feature and functionality updates – refer the below snapshot: . For more detailed info, you can refer the release notes – https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/vs2015-update1-vs.aspx In addition, it also talks about…


Dev Kids: Download Small Basic 1.2

We are excited to announce that a new version of Small Basic is now available with some cool new Kinect objects, language improvements, and bug fixes.  If you don’t know, Small Basic is Microsoft’s free BASIC programming environment for kids and is part of a family of easy-to-use free coding tools for kids that includes…


Download: Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Update 5

Now you can download Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Update 5. These cumulative updates to Visual Studio 2013 include a variety of bug fixes and capability improvements. For more info, refer the Visual Studio Release Notes and the Visual Studio Update KB Article.     Enjoy!!

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FIX: Installation runs every time you start Outlook 2013 on Windows Server 2008 R2…

Recently I was working with one of my customer, where they installed Outlook 2013 (32-bit) on Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit) environment. Every time when you start Outlook 2013, it runs an installation (Microsoft Office 64-bit Components 2013) – just like the below. I know it’s strange. They tried repairing/fresh install, updated latest fixes…


Analyze Microsoft Office programs problems, issues using OffCAT 2.0

The Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) 2.0 provides a quick and easy way to analyze Microsoft Office programs for known configurations that cause problems.  Now with latest OffCAT 2.0, it provides a detailed report of your installed Office programs. This report includes many parameters about your Office program configuration and highlights known problems found…

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After migrating to VS 2013 C++ Outlook add-in throws error MSB6006: "CL.exe" exited with formula –1073741515

Recently I tried migrating the C++ Outlook add-in project (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ee941475(v=office.14).aspx). This project was created in Visual Studio 2010 and we tried migrating to Visual Studio 2013.  During compilation, I encountered the following error: error MSB6006: "CL.exe" exited with formula –1073741515 The same code compiled, worked successfully in Visual Studio 2010. We haven’t done any changes…