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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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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Downloads: Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 & Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack1

Click here to download Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1). It’s version would be “15.00.0847.032”. It resolves issues that were found in previous versions of Exchange Server 2013. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2013 customers. This service pack resolves the issues that are described in the support KB…


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…


Exchange Server 2010: EWS application crashes when calling GetStreamingEvents

One of my developer customer updated that he created an EWS Managed API based application which is getting crashed when they call the GetStreamingEvents operation to request notifications from a server that is running Exchange Server 2010; also the Client Access server (CAS) role installed. In general, the GetStreamingEvents response returns an array of items…


Exchange Server 2010: EWS applications that run on behalf of the user consume the same client throttling policy budget

An EWS application that runs on behalf of a user quickly consumes resources on the Microsoft Exchange server 2010. When we investigated, we noticed that the EWS operations the application performs exceed the limit that is set in the client throttling policies. As we know that the client throttling policies for Exchange Web Service are…


Download: Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1

Click here to download Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1.  Some of the known issues were addressed @ Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1: 2465292 "MAPI_E_FAILONEPROVIDER (0x8004011D)" error message when you access an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox by using a MAPI application 2394554  An email message is not delivered if…

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Download: Microsoft Office 2010 SP1

Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 release: Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) provides the latest updates for Office 2010. This service pack includes two main categories of fixes: Previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for this service pack. In addition to general product fixes, these fixes include improvements in stability, performance, and in security….


Feedback: Go Live, VS 2010 SP1, .Net Framework 4 KB2162169 Beta

We are pleased to declare that Visual Studio (VS) 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta and the .NET Framework 4 KB2162169 Beta will be supported as a “go live” release. This means that this software has met high standards of quality for a pre-release, and we are licensing it for developing and deploying production applications. VS2010…

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VS 2010: Increase IntelliSense performance using Windows Automation API

The Windows Automation API library enables accessibility tools, test automations, and pen services to access a standard user interface across operating system versions. Do you know applications that use Windows Automation APIs can significantly decrease Microsoft Visual Studio IntelliSense performance if Windows Automation API 3.0 is not installed? For example, the Windows pen and touch…


Fix: Using Outlook to send an e-mail message, the recipient of the message see Winmail.dat attachment

One of our customer reported that one of their recipient receives winmail.dat in the messages as the attachment. Based on analysis, we found that if the recipients of your messages receive an attachment called winmail.dat, you sent messages to them that included Microsoft Exchange Rich Text formatting (RTF), such as bold or italic text, but…


Enhance Windows/Exchange Search using Microsoft Filter Pack

How to Enhance Windows Search using Microsoft Filter Pack? The Windows Search service can be enhanced by installing the Microsoft Filter Pack, which provides additional IFilters to support critical search scenarios across multiple Microsoft Search products. The Filter Pack includes the following IFilters: Metro (.docx, .docm, .pptx, .pptm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb) Visio (.vdx, .vsd, .vss,…


Receive Server Error while browsing the Exchange EWS or Autodiscover sites

Recently i received the following error while try to browse the following /autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml">https://<servername>/autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml  or /ews/exchange.asmx">https://<servername>/ews/exchange.asmx: Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.Exchange.Diagnostics, Version=8.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace…


Zune Software: Installation failed with error code 0x80070643

Recently I tried to install Zune Software in my PC, encountered installation failed with the error code: 0x80070643 and message “Setup must stop because the required package ‘Zune"’ didn’t install. Done research and found the following Microsoft support knowledge base article – states that “A required component cannot be installed when you try to install…

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Hotfix: Failure Sending mail error with System.Net.Mail (.Net Framework 4.0) while sending large attachment

Recently one of my customer ran into an issue with his application used to send email messages using System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient (SNM) API. He used Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0. It’s a pretty simple code, //Sample C# code snippet using System.Net.Mail API SmtpClient MyClient = new SmtpClient("mail_server"); MyClient.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential("User", "Password", "Domain"); MailMessage MyMsg…

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