Azure Developer: Submit your Feature requests for Microsoft Graph API User Voice

Have you submitted any of the feature requests for Microsoft Graph API earlier? If yes, then please note that we got a new home for it  microsoftgraph.uservoice.com. Until now, the feature requests were part of the larger Office Dev User Voice. With this move to Microsoft Graph’s own instance of User Voice, each API service…


Error: After Office 2016 upgrade Outlook 2016 fails to connect Exchange Server 2007

After upgrading to Outlook 2016 for Windows fails to connect Exchange Server 2007 mailbox and you get the following error message.  Also when you open Outlook, you get error message that Outlook can’t open your data files. These errors occur because Outlook 2016 for Windows doesn’t support Exchange Server 2007 and earlier versions. In such…

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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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Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 available for download

Now you can download Office 2010 SP2 which provides the latest updates for Office 2010. This service pack includes two kinds of fixes: (1) Previously unreleased fixes that are included in this service pack. In addition to general product fixes, these fixes include improvements in stability, performance, and security. (2) All the public updates that…


Fix: Extra.exe doesn’t work or collect data as expected at Exchange Server 2010

Recently one of my developer customer pointed out that he used Extra.exe as part of troubleshoot performance issues at his Exchange Server 2010 environment. But he noticed that Extra.exe doesn’t work or collect the data as expected. During investigation I noticed that they were running it under the scheduled task. Based on investigation, they updated…


DNS Issue: Cannot join domain–Windows Server 2008 R2 Server

Recently I tried joining my Windows Server 2008 R2 with the targeted domain controller (as part of new Exchange install), but it thrown the following error: In order to move ahead, I tried the following step to move ahead… Try temporarily setting the IP address of domain controller as your first DNS server or Preferred…

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Windows Phone 7’s latest update: 7.10.8107.79

I got the latest Windows Phone update: 7.10.8107.79 It fixes the following: On-screen keyboard. Fixes an issue to prevent the keyboard from disappearing during typing. Email. Fixes a Google mail syncing issue. Location. Fixes a location access issue. With this fix, the Me feature in the People Hub sends anonymous information about nearby Wi-Fi access…


Fix: Windows Phone 7.5 & Facebook Password update “0x83cf1202”

Recently one of my customer changed his Facebook password via laptop. Later when he tried connecting via my Windows Phone/Facebook chat, it requested him to update the password. Unfortunately, he opted to delete the Facebook account, but it failed. After this, he can’t update his password. Doing so (Settings > Email+accounts > Facebook), it throws…

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EWS GetItem() call fail to return recurrence-id for meetings created/modified using Outlook 2003 & Exchange 2010

One of my customers reported an issue while they were reading a recurrence calendar with exceptions using Exchange Web Service (EWS) API. Their EWS application uses EWS WSDL to generate stub and uses that to access the server to read the calendar items from Exchange Server 2010.  As part of the business logic, they read…

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How to – Troubleshooting errors when you try to use Regsvr32.exe with COM DLL ?

I am adding this with the respect to my previous blog post regarding error message on 64-bit windows when you try run regsvr32.exe. Usually we – the developer customers –face the issue when you try to register. I want to update you that how the RegSvr32.exe program registers and unregisters a Component Object Model (COM)…


Error message on 64-bit windows when you try run regsvr32.exe?

When you attempt to run Regsvr32.exe to register a 32-bit dll (dynamic link library) on a 64-bit version of Windows, you receive the following error message: Filename.dll is not an executable file and no registration helper is registered for this file type. This behavior is by design. This behavior occurs because the Regsvr32.exe file in…

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Troubleshooting: Why Windows Mobile is connecting to my PC?

There are several things that may prevent your device from connecting: If Windows Live OneCare is installed on your computer, it may be blocking device connectivity. For the steps to configure Windows Live OneCare to allow the device to connect, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/help/synchronize/device-center-onecare.mspx The driver installation may not have completed successfully….