MAPI Developer: MAPI call (lpFolder)->OpenEntry() takes 2 minutes to open messages in mailbox

Recently I was working with a MAPI developer and came across this interesting issue. We noticed their custom MAPI application takes 2 minutes to open the messages in a given mailbox. Further troubleshooting we noticed they see this behavior with the MAPI call, (lpFolder)->OpenEntry(). It takes 2 minutes to open messages in a given mailbox…


E-Book Review – Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition

In this post I am going to share my views on the E-Book which I finished reading in the recent time; it’s titled “Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition (ISBN: 9780735696969)” authored by Ed Bott. The author is a well known award-winning technology journalist and wrote more than 25+ books earlier on Microsoft…

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Download: .Net Universe 2013 Poster

You can download the .Net Universe 2013 poster. This Poster showing the main .NET SDKs, libraries and packages classified by application type and package type (NuGet, official support, etc.). This poster shows how the trends are changing in .NET as we´re moving from a single large .NET Framework to a more loosely coupled and autonomous…

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Download: Exchange Server 2013 Architecture

Now you can download the Microsoft Exchange Serve 2013 Architecture in .PDF format. This poster highlights the significantly updated and modernized architecture in Exchange 2013, and highlights the new technologies in Exchange 2013, such as Managed Availability, the new storage and high availability features, and integration with SharePoint and Lync.  In addition, it illustrates the…


Free eBook: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

This wonderful eBook is written by Kraig. He provides comprehensive coverage of the platform for Windows Store apps, and devoted chapters on live tiles, notifications, background tasks, background transfers, networking, devices, printing, WinRT components, accessibility, localization, and the Windows Store itself. The final eBook contains 17 chapters. And of course all of the earlier chapters…

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Exchange Server 2010 Architecture and its feature set

You can download the following PDF file – a poster, which highlights the architecture and feature set of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. Apart from showing the high-level architecture, it highlights the feature set of Exchange Server 2010 and sections include: Management and Monitoring High Availability Mailbox Server Role Client Access Server Role Unified Messaging Server…


Book review: Programming Windows Phone 7

Are you the Windows Phone 7 developer or want to know how to create WP7 apps? Then this book is meant for you. To give you a sense of this offering, here is Charles’s Introduction—beneath that you’ll find the ebook’s full Table of Contents: Introduction This book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7…

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Cyber Monday e-deal: Save 60% on ALL Microsoft Press e-books

Published by the experts at Microsoft Press. Now distributed by O’Reilly Media. When you buy an e-book through oreilly.com you get lifetime access to the book, and whenever possible we provide it to you in four, DRM-free file formats—PDF, .epub, Kindle-compatible .mobi, and Android .apk—that you can use on the devices of your choice. Our…