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…


Analyze Microsoft Office programs problems, issues using OffCAT 2.0

The Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) 2.0 provides a quick and easy way to analyze Microsoft Office programs for known configurations that cause problems.  Now with latest OffCAT 2.0, it provides a detailed report of your installed Office programs. This report includes many parameters about your Office program configuration and highlights known problems found…

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General : Office Lens Preview for iPhone & Android Phones

Now you can download Office Lens Preview app for iPhone & Android Phones, a handy capture app that turns your smartphone into a pocket scanner. It crops, straightens, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Pictures of documents can be saved to OneDrive and editable on any device. In my day-today-life, I am…


Download Office 2010 tool : Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT)

Microsoft released environment scanning tool as download for the Assessment planning. As you know the goal of the assessment planning phase is to determine the techniques that will be used to discover applications and customizations that could be affected by an Office upgrade.This tool (along with documentation) assists a customer in the assessment phase of…


Monitoring event sink # 29 – Event Sink & VSAPI

Viruses, worms, and other malicious content transmitted by e-mail systems are a destructive reality faced by most Microsoft Exchange administrators. Therefore, we should develop a defensive antivirus deployment for all messaging systems. Now we can have a look on VSAPI. VSAPI is used for… This enables non-Microsoft vendors to implement the virus scanners or AV’s,…

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