Yay, my MSDN blog listed in a book!!

One of my Exchange/Office 365 developer customer shared this with me – that my MSDN blog (updated blog is https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/deva/) is listed in Exchange book along with other star Exchange bloggers/communities.  Wow moment. Thank you so much @John Paul Mueller Written by John Paul Mueller, published by Wiley @ October 2008 and here is the…

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Part #1 {Office Insider} Gotcha: Be an Office Insider

Good number of my developer customers/ISVs asking about “Microsoft Office Insider”, “what is it” and “where to getting started” – so i am sharing the related info. As you aware that Microsoft Office is available around the world, and we’re continuously hard at work on exclusive monthly upgrades and new features for Office 365 subscribers….

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Office 365 Dev: Connecting Microsoft Graph with Visual Studio 2017

If you have connected Microsoft Graph with previous Visual Studio to build application, then you can do the same steps with latest Visual Studio 2017 preview as well. Using Visual Studio, you can now easily configure your projects to access data across Office 365 and Azure Active Directory through the Microsoft Graph. – First you…


Video: Creating apps using Microsoft Graph & Visual Studio 2017

In this video, Michael Mainer, Senior Community Engineer talks about how you can connect Microsoft Graph with latest Visual Studio 2017. You will learn how to use the Microsoft Graph API SDK for .NET to build your next integration with Office 365, including an updated Visual Studio experience. Hope this helps.


Redmond Protocol Plugfest 2017

Dear fellow developers and quality assurance engineers / testers, please register/participate in our annual Redmond Interoperability Plugfest 2017. Register here Venue: Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington Date: June 19-23, 2017 Detailed agenda: https://www.interopevents.com/redmond2017 – It’s designed to cover interoperability topics that span Microsoft, including Office, Windows, and SQL. There will be testing, workshops, and great…


MAPI Developer: Download latest MFCMAPI from the Github

As you aware that MFCMAPI provides access to MAPI stores to facilitate investigation of Exchange and Outlook issues and to provide developers with a sample for MAPI development. If you look to download the latest MFCMAPI (x86/x64) then you can get it from the Github @ https://github.com/stephenegriffin/mfcmapi Hope this helps.


Office Developer: Request from Office for Apps going to ajax.aspnetcdn.com getting a 502 error?

In recent times, i was working with this customer where they created an Outlook add-in (Office for Apps/Office.js). They noticed that a request from Office for Apps going to ajax.aspnetcdn.com getting HTTP 502 error. During debugging (network sniffs) we noticed that issue happens that the URLs were blocked by their AV, Proxy Server settings. On…


Training: Advanced Office Add-in Development with Outlook

All of us spend a significant amount of time in email. Want to see how to build custom mail add-ins that can deliver a more productive experience in Outlook? Check out this session, and get ready to make mail better through add-ins. In this session “Advanced Office Add-in Development with Outlook”, you can learn how…


SARA Tool & investigation: How to use SARA tool to troubleshoot Outlook?

This series is intended to provide you with technical support insights and proactive guidance for Office 365. This Video Series made by Office 365 support engineers to empower users to learn more about Office 365.       Have you ever had issues on outlook? Have you ever been in a situation where you are…


Learn, watch, training, sessions @ Microsoft Ignite 2016 Conference

Microsoft Ignite kicked off with Pre-Day Trainings at the Georgia World Congress Center on Sunday, September 25, and concludes the afternoon of Friday,September 30. So leave with best practices, new ideas, practical tactics and a strategic roadmap. Lot of sessions, new announcements @ Microsoft Ignite conference, so don’t miss it. – Watch the ‘live’ sessions…

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Office Store app developer queries: Office store app queries related to app resubmission of Office 365 store for certification, approval etc

Recently one of my developer customer had the queries specific to Office Store app and submission/resubmission to store for certification, approval. I engaged my peer Michael to answer the same. In addition, you can refer the following MSDN articles as well. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn356576.aspx https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj220033.aspx Hope this helps.


How to: Uninstall/re-install Office 2016/2013, Office 365 and old versions

The following steps describe how to uninstall Office 2016 or 2013 products on a PC (laptop, desktop, or 2-in-1). – Try uninstalling Office using the Control Panel first. – If that doesn’t work use the easy fix tool or try uninstalling Office manually. – You can Download the Easy Fix Tool Here are the related…


OffCAT error – The Installed has insufficient privileges to access this directory

Also I remember a related error message that you may get specific to OffCAT installation. "The Installed has insufficient privileges to access this directory "C:\program files\Microsoft\OffCAT". The installation cannot continue. Log on as administrator or contact your system administrator".  If you attempt to install OffCAT as a non-administrative user, you will receive the following error…


Install error: OffCAT doesn’t install on Windows Server 2012 R2…. really?

Earlier I talked about OffCAT in-detail which helps to find out any known issues with Microsoft Office suite/apps. Based on this one of my customer tried and reported when they tried downloading from Microsoft downloads, running OFFCAT utility’s setup/.msi on their Windows Server 2012 R2; it doesn’t let them to install it. During the debugging…


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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