Video: Every Girl Can Code with Microsoft Small Basic

Leveraging Microsoft Small Basic to teach future generations of women. Here is a video which tells how Microsoft Small Basic helps them to achieve more So please leverage Microsoft Small Basic to teach future generations of women, young girls. They can learn via Visual Programming, create programs, Games and improve their knowledge. Learn the programming…

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Video: Connecting Drones (UAVs) with Azure Services

Are you a UAV, Drones lover and want to integrate with Azure then this is for you? Interesting post from Microsoft Garage.  In this episode, Guada and Jacob talk about how to connect your UAV to Azure Services. The Drones Garage Show, a showcase produced by the Drones Chapter of the Microsoft Garage. The goal…


Views not getting applied for the very first time

Recently i worked in a issue with a developer customer where they tried applying the Outlook views programmatically. They noticed that the Outlook views are not correctly set or applied – specifically, when you create the Outlook profile for the first time and run against it. It happens for the very first time, when you…


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…


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…


Dev Kids: Download Small Basic 1.2

We are excited to announce that a new version of Small Basic is now available with some cool new Kinect objects, language improvements, and bug fixes.  If you don’t know, Small Basic is Microsoft’s free BASIC programming environment for kids and is part of a family of easy-to-use free coding tools for kids that includes…


Step-by-Step : Accessing Exchange mailbox using Exchange MAPI/CDO and MFCMAPI

One of my customer updated that he downloaded the MFCMAPIat his Exchange Server 2010/2013, when he ran he noticed the following error – he wanted to access the exchange mailbox programmatically. Then he noticed the following error as well: To start with he needs Exchange MAPICDO, as Microsoft Exchange MAPI and CDO 1.2.1 provide access…


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…


Calculating file size, free space of any given .PST file with MrMAPI utility

Earlier in my blog, i got the request from one of the MAPI developer to see is there any way we can calculate the file size, free space of any given .PST file. Also he pointed that he can access the PST file using Stephen’s MFCMAPI utility. For this activity, I used Stephen’s another tool…

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Feature comparison: EWS vs. EWS Managed API

Are you a .Net Developer who develop custom application using Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API or EWS (Auto-generated proxies)? Then this is for you. The EWS Managed API provides an intuitive interface for developing client applications that use EWS. The API enables unified access to Exchange resources, while using Outlook–compatible business logic. In short,…

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Exchange VSS : At Exchange Server 2010 ESEUtil fails with Jet error–1032

Recently I was playing for a VSS issue at my Exchange Server 2010 environment – when I run the ESEUtil (with its parameter /mh) command then I got the error “Jet error –1032”. > eseutil /mh "D:\Temp\tempdb.edb" Extensible Storage Engine Utilities for Microsoft(R) Exchange Server Version 14.00 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Initiating…

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Office Developer: How to programmatically restrict or filter “To” property using Outlook Object Model?

In this post, we will see how to programmatically filter/restrict items “To” property. Let we take this scenario. In Outlook, we notice it contains 6 items “To” property containing “Deva G”:   Note:In specifying a filter in a Jet or DASL query, if you use a pair of single quotes to delimit a string that is…

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Exchange Developer: Exchange Web Services – Best Practices (Part 2)

In Part 2, Matt discusses about searching, notifications, synchronization, and patterns when working with Exchange Web Services. The two part series would be good one for those who’re involved in building custom applications using Exchange development/Exchange Web Service. Enjoy!!


Exchange Developer: Exchange Web Services – Best Practices (Part 1)

Mid April, the Windows Server and Exchange Interoperability teams hosted an Open Specifications Plugfest event. The event was held in Redmond on the Microsoft campus for protocol developers implementing Exchange and Windows open specifications. I am planning to add couple of sessions related to Exchange and its developer… In this session, my peer Matt Stehle…