Migration: 500,000 Windows Live Spaces blogs migrated to WordPress.com

Recently we heard the announcement regarding Microsoft Windows Live Spaces blogs working with WordPress.com to let customers connect the fantastic blogging capabilities of WordPress with the leading communications and sharing services of Windows Live. Per Dharmesh Mehta, Director of Windows Live Product Management, as of today, just over half a million Spaces blogs have now…


Outlook error : Your mailbox has been temporarily moved on Microsoft Exchange Server

Recently one of my customer tried opening Outlook and it thrown the following error: During troubleshooting we noticed that the OWA works fine but problem while accessing Outlook. This happens because he still using the same profile and the mailbox was recreated some time earlier. In this scenario, i recommended him to delete the existing…


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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Migration Issues : Identify potential earlier office version migration issues to Office 2010

Have you started using Office 2010 or planning for Office 2010 migration? Then this article is for you… you need to analyze certain things – starting analyzing the environment for installed add-ins and identify potential migration issues as you migrate earlier versions of Office to Office 2010. Learn how the Compatibility Inspector tools can perform…


Visual Studio 2010 & New C++ and MFC features

I want to share some important new features of new Visual Studio 2010 for C++ development – Visual Studio 2010 presents huge benefits for C++ developers. From the ability to employ the new features offered by Windows 7 to the enhanced productivity features for working with large code bases, there is something new and improved…


Download Office 2010 tool : Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT)

Microsoft released environment scanning tool as download for the Assessment planning. As you know the goal of the assessment planning phase is to determine the techniques that will be used to discover applications and customizations that could be affected by an Office upgrade.This tool (along with documentation) assists a customer in the assessment phase of…


Developer : Does Exchange Client Extension (ECE) deprecation matters me?

Per Randy’s blog post, Exchange Client Extension (ECEs) deprecation does (for Outlook 2010) matters the developers. For more information please refer the excerpts of the blog post: “For most Outlook users, this announcement will not concern you. However, if you are a developer that uses Exchange Client Extension interfaces to build a solution in Outlook,…


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…


Interesting blog post : Office 2010 & VBA – Why VBA Still makes sense?

I found this interesting blog post from John Durant with respect to VBA. Why VBA Still Makes Sense Not infrequently I am asked, “So, should I use VBA? Is it going to be around in Office 2010? Is it supported? Should I migrate away from VBA now? Can I count on this technology?” (Here I…


Way to go!! Millions Switch to Exchange and SharePoint from Notes

I was reading couple of relevant documents, i noticed this blog post “Millions Switch to Exchange and SharePoint from Notes”. It talks about millions of users switched to Exchange Server and SharePoint from Notes – Really it was amazing to hear. I noticed that, “…In our last fiscal year (July 2008 – June 2009), more…


Legacy CDOEX application throws error 8004011B when we open appointment created using Exchange Web Service (EWS)

My customer has CDOEX based legacy application which pulls the calendar and appointment items. Later they had merged their Exchange Server 2003 SP2 along with Exchange Server 2007 SP1 – mixed mode environment. He had an unique issue, whenever he tries to access couple of appointments created in Exchange Server 2007 environment, his CDOEX application…

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Migrating CDOEXM based custom applications

As you know Collaboration Data Objects for Exchange Management or CDOEXM is used to create applications that manage Exchange servers, databases, public folders, and user mailboxes. It provides the fundamental Component Object Model (COM) classes and interfaces that are used to manage the Exchange store. From Exchange 2007 onwards… From Exchange Server 2007 onwards you…

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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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Outlook Web Access and Exchange 2007, Exchange 2003, and Exchange 2000 Coexistence

Please find this article which explains how Microsoft Outlook Web Access works in Exchange organizations that include computers that are running one or more versions of Microsoft Exchange that were released earlier than Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. These earlier versions can include Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. You can use this…

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Migrating from Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 APIs

Migrating from Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 APIs   I found the following article, which will help to users who want to migrate from Exchange Server 2000 and 2003 APIs to Exchange Server 2007. This article talks about Exchange 2000 Server and 2003 based several APIs that are not included in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.   Also…

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