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.


Scripting: Send email using Powershell and System.Net.Mail API

You can send email using System.Net.Mail API & PowerShell scripting. It’s easy, faster!! Lets try… Why Powershell? PowerShell is the automation platform and scripting language for Windows and Windows Server that allows you to simplify the management of your systems. Unlike other text-based shells, PowerShell harnesses the power of the .NET Framework, providing rich objects…

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Diagnostics: How to enable debug tracing for System.Net.Mail API?

You can enable the following trace switches in your application config file, so that you can enable tracing for The System.Net.Mail library/API. This will log the contents of the SMTP session to a file. To send traces to a log file, add the following node to the <system.diagnostics> node of the appropriate configuration file (application…

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Office Developer: Outlook 2010 add-in template not available in Visual Studio 2013?

Once you installed Visual Studio 2013 and tried building a custom Outlook add-in you will the see the Outlook 2013 add-in template available.   Recently one of my customer asked, what if he wants to build Outlook 2010 add-in and he failed to see the respective template for it. I suggested the following steps to…


Dev Training: What’s new in .NET 2015?

With .NET 2015 release encompasses several innovations that improve developer productivity and that can enhance application performance. .NET 2015 builds on the advancements available in .NET 4.5, 4.5.1, and 4.5.2 to deliver a highly compatible platform for building applications for the mobile-first, cloud-first world. In this session, explore what’s new in managed languages, frameworks, and…

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Simple, rich Visual programming–Microsoft SmallBasic

Featuring a friendly development environment that is easy to master, Microsoft Small Basic puts the fun back into computer programming. Based on .NET Framework, Small Basic uses a very simple language and a rich and engaging set of libraries to ease both kids and adults into the world of programming.   What’s NEW: It’s not…


…ok now, how to find .Net Version installed in any given environment?

There are few good ways available to find out which .Net Version is installed in any given environment. You can try one of the following: – Manually you can check it via registry editor (REGEDIT.exe). Refer https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh925568(v=vs.110).aspx – Using C#.Net you can use System.Environment class to get the related info: private static void GetFrameworkVersionInfo() {…

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Just FYI – Support Ending for the .NET Framework 4, 4.5, 4.5.1 @ January 12, 2016

Last year I blogged regarding the end of support for .Net Frameworks (4, 4,5 & 4.5.1), starting January 12, 2016 and it’s not far away – please there will be no longer provide security updates, technical support or hotfixes for .NET 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1 frameworks. All other framework versions, including 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6 and…


Day # 2 – Microsoft Connect(); //2015 – Developer conference

Today is the day # 2 of . Today we will watch more on Here is the schedule builder using which you can see more info about the event schedule/session info/speakers info etc @ https://channel9.msdn.com/#programGuide Kindly make use of it…


Supportability matrix for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions

The Exchange Server Supportability Matrix provides a central source for Microsoft Exchange administrators to easily locate information about the level of support available for any configuration or required component for supported versions of Microsoft Exchange. You can refer the supportability matrix here – all of them documented in a single place. It talks about Release…


Microsoft Ignite 2015 – Office 365 Development Session : Get Your Hands Dirty with the Office 365 RESTful APIs

I love this great session presented by Rob Howard; this session dives into the available scenarios when using the OneDrive for Business, Calendar, Mail, Contacts and Sites services in the Office 365 APIs. These Office 365 APIs can be called by any standalone web app or mobile device app. There are built in Visual Studio…


Download: Visual Studio Community 2013– A full featured IDE for FREE

  Now you can download Visual Studio Community 2013. It’s a full featured IDE for FREE – Yes, it’s It contains that all you need. So what it all contains:- – Designers, editors, debuggers, profilers – all packaged up in a single environment.   – Code in C++, Python, HTML5, JavaScript, and of course C#, VB,…


Installed vNext .Net Framework, still it’s not listed in Visual Studio targeted .Net Framework…??

I initially installed vNext .Net Framework 4.5.2 installer in the Visual Studio 2013 environment. When I tried opening in Visual Studio 2013 but failed to see it in the “Targeted Framework” in it??? Then, try the following:– 1) Close the Visual Studio. 2) You need to download and install Developer Pack for vNext .Net Framework…

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More to try… ASP.Net vNext, .NET Native, RyuJIT and develop ASP.Net vNext apps on Mac!!

Earlier I covered about .Net Framework vNext. In addition to that, you can try out the ASP.Net vNext, .NET Native and RyuJIT releases by installing Visual Studio 14 CTP3. ASP.Net vNext: ASP.Net vNext is the new version of ASP.NET for web sites and services. We’ve continued to add new features and improve the development experience…

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Developers, .Net Framework vNext 4.5.2 and its Support Life Cycle

.Net Framework vNext 4.5.2: Now you can download the .Net Framework 4.5.2 (also known as .Net Framework vNext), a highly compatible, in-place update to the .NET 4.x family (.NET 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1). It gives you the benefits of the greater stability, reliability, security and performance without any action beyond installing the .NET 4.5.2 update…