Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 available now

Earlier I talked about Exchange Server 2016 Preview, now Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is here and available now. This release brings the Exchange bits that already power millions of Office 365 mailboxes to your on-premises environment. With Exchange Server 2016, lets you accomplish more with rich Outlook experiences on phones, tablets, desktop, and the Web….


Video – Meet the upcoming Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

Have you missed Microsoft Ignite 2015 Conference and more info about upcoming Microsoft Exchange Server 2016? No worries. As I promised you earlier to get more info about Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 I am sharing the below info. At Microsoft Ignite 2015 conference we discussed about upcoming Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 – so that you…

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Free Jump Start course – Core Solutions on Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Are you planning an upgrade to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, or do you want to know more about what it would involve? Would you like help preparing for Exam 70-341 or Exam 70-342? Take this fast-paced, demo-rich Jump Start course, and learn about planning, deploying, and managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Exchange on-premises. You’ll find…

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Exchange Server 2007, 2010: How to query user mailboxes, its permissions using Exchange PowerShell?

In Exchange Server 2007/2010, you can use Exchange PowerShell cmdlets (especially using Get-Mailbox, Get-MailboxPermission, Get-ADPermission, Get-MailboxFolderPermission) to get a verity of info. I played with couple of the below in different scenarios and want to share the same with you – so that you can give a shot and make use of. Scenario # 1:…

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Differences: Outlook Object Model vs Pocket Outlook Object Model

Recently one of my developer customer (developer of PC and mobile based applications) was asking is there any difference available between Outlook Object Model (OOM) API and Pocket Outlook Object Model (POOM) API? If yes, where it’s documented? As you know, the Pocket Outlook Object Model (POOM) API is a COM-based library that provides programmatic access to…


COM+/MTS custom application : CreateObject or CreateInstance?

Recently i was working with a developer customer, who created an Visual Basic/COM+ based solution (internally uses the Microsoft Messaging library). In general, he wants to know whether they should use CreateObject or CreateInstance? Whether both will have the same or different same effect in COM+? In Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS), you must use ObjectContext.CreateInstance…


EWS: Delegate can’t cancel meetings in organizer’s calendar & throws “ErrorItemNotFound”

Earlier I created a delegate in a Exchange Server 2007 environment. I tried creating, sending and then updating meeting requests for the organizer by using Exchange Web Service (EWS). However, the operation does not work if the delegate tries to cancel a meeting, and then tries to send the cancellation update request for the organizer…

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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…


Development : Threading with Outlook Object Model?

Developers do complain when they use multi-threading the Outlook Object Model (OOM) API, it fails or hangs inside and outside of Outlook?  The reason behind this is the Outlook Object Model is not thread safe which means that COM will never allow multiple threads to enter concurrently.  Instead, it will serialize all calls using a…

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Outlook Object Model changes : Outlook 2010 Object Model and its Earlier Versions?

With respect to my previous blog post, i want to add more information regarding the Outlook Object Model changes. Being Messaging developer, it’s a must for us to understand and keep in-track, Outlook 2010 Object Model changes available since earlier versions. I request you to refer the MSDN article which summary of the changes in…


Documentation: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook Standards

Microsoft published the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook Standards documentation is intended for use in conjunction with publicly available standard specifications and network programming art, and assumes that the reader either is familiar with the aforementioned material or has immediate access to it. A protocol specification does not require the use of Microsoft programming…


What is Microsoft BPOS?

Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite is a set of messaging and collaboration solutions hosted by Microsoft, and consists of Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Live Meeting, and Office Communications Online. + These online services are designed to give your business streamlined communication with high availability, comprehensive security, and simplified IT management. + Take a…