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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Office IT Pro: Deployment scripts for Office 2016

To help IT pros with Office client deployments using PowerShell to streamline the process we created a community project.  It contains all of the scripts on our GitHub repository in five categories: – Preparation – Information – Deployment – Management – Updates Also please visit the related Wiki, which contains useful information designed to provide…


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….


Introducing Office 365 Groups in Outlook 2016

In my earlier blog post I mentioned about lot of new features that I liked including Groups in Outlook 2016 and a new mobile app called Outlook Groups which you can download. With the new Outlook Groups mobile app for Windows Phone, iOS and Android, you can now engage with your group on your phone…

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Microsoft Office 2016 released…

On Tuesday(today), Microsoft Corp. began the worldwide release of Office 2016. The apps are the latest addition to Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based subscription service that helps people do their best work, together. Office 2016 delivers new versions of the Office desktop apps for Windows, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio and Access. By…


New name for Apps for Office and SharePoint? Office and SharePoint Add-ins

As you aware that you can use Office and SharePoint Add-ins to extend Office applications with content directly from the web or to extend SharePoint websites. But do you know the “new name” for “apps for Office and SharePoint”? Yes, the platform name will be changed from "apps for Office and SharePoint" to "Office and…


MAPI Developer: How to get file properties for .MSG file using MrMAPI tool?

Based on my earlier article, recently I got the below request from MAPIDevil (MAPI developer). Adding the detailed request:  In general, you can do this same stuff with either MFCMAPI utility or ended up by creating customer MAPI application. For this specific scenario again I tried my hands with MrMAPI command-line utility – it’s very…