Support policy statement for Microsoft Graph

As new versions of the Microsoft Graph REST APIs and Microsoft Graph SDKs are released, earlier versions will be retired. Microsoft will declare a version as deprecated at least 24 months in advance of retiring an API or an SDK. So Microsoft Graph too follows the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. When we increment the major version…

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Office 365 Devs: Deprecation of Outlook REST API v1.0

As you aware that the Version 1.0 of the Outlook REST API was launched in 2015 to provide API access to mail, calendar, contacts, and other data from Exchange Online. Later we came up with Outlook REST API v2.0 and Microsoft Graph, both of which provide richer features, and better performance and reliability than Outlook…

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Just FYI – Support Ending for the .NET Framework 4, 4.5, 4.5.1 @ January 12, 2016

Last year I blogged regarding the end of support for .Net Frameworks (4, 4,5 & 4.5.1), starting January 12, 2016 and it’s not far away – please there will be no longer provide security updates, technical support or hotfixes for .NET 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1 frameworks. All other framework versions, including 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6 and…


Supportability matrix for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions

The Exchange Server Supportability Matrix provides a central source for Microsoft Exchange administrators to easily locate information about the level of support available for any configuration or required component for supported versions of Microsoft Exchange. You can refer the supportability matrix here – all of them documented in a single place. It talks about Release…


EWS GetItem() call fail to return recurrence-id for meetings created/modified using Outlook 2003 & Exchange 2010

One of my customers reported an issue while they were reading a recurrence calendar with exceptions using Exchange Web Service (EWS) API. Their EWS application uses EWS WSDL to generate stub and uses that to access the server to read the calendar items from Exchange Server 2010.  As part of the business logic, they read…

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What you mean by Recommended vs. Supported vs. Deprecated vs. Deemphasized?

When we talk to customers they want to know what is the difference between Recommended, Supported, Deprecated and deemphasized means. This is already well explained in Patrick’s what unsupported mean article. In simple terms, “Recommended vs. Supported” means, Supported usually means well tested Support statements define strict boundaries Recommendations define the “best case” or the…


Windows Phone 7: Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools – RTW

If you used CTP of Visual Basic for Windows Phone then today you can download the RTW version of the Visual Basic add-on from VB support for the Windows Phone developer tools. This release enables Visual Basic developers to create, build, release Silverlight applications and games for Windows Phone 7 using the final version of…


Part 1 : Developer Roadmap – Development Technologies for Exchange Server 2010

This two part article is targeted for the developer audience, if you’re the developer who want to create a develop custom application for Exchange Server 2010 or already has custom application designed for previous versions of Exchange Server 2010. Some Exchange programming technologies that are available in versions of Exchange earlier than Microsoft Exchange Server…

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OWA Customization Update : Outlook Web Access (OWA) 2010 Support Policy

Adding this blog post with respect to my previous article regarding support for Exchange Server OWA customization and its PSS Support Policy. We do get customers that they try and want to us provide assistance on OWA customization for OWA 2007 and 2010. They either want to customize OWA by changing features or by modifying…

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Outlook 2010 : Why CDO 1.2.1 not supported with Outlook 2010?

Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) 1.2.1 is a client library that provides a thin wrapper over Extended MAPI functionality. CDO does not install with Outlook 2010, and is available only as a download. For more information, see Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1 in the Microsoft Download Center. CDO is not guaranteed to work correctly in an…

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Development : Is Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime still supported?

We get many request/references regarding support of Visual Basic 6.0 runtime support for various Microsoft Operating systems including MS Windows 7. There is a wonderful article regarding this MSDN article titled “Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista, Windows”. It states that the “…Visual Basic team is committed to “It Just Works” compatibility…

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Outlook Object Model : How to programmatically get logged-in user’s CompanyName in Outlook 2003/2007?

Recently one of my customer updated that they have a requirement to implement the following logic: 1) Get Contact info from GAL or Address book for the specified contact2) Get Contact information regarding his CompanyName etc. In the scenario, i provided the following suggestions: If you try Outlook 2003 & its prior versions: Using the…


Support Guidelines : Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy for product support?

What do you mean by Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy? Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy provides consistent and predictable guidelines for product support availability when a product releases and throughout that product’s life. The Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy took effect in October 2002, and applies to most products currently available through retail purchase or volume licensing and…


Securing Exchange Server 2007 & Database Encryption with BitLocker?

My experience with BitLocker: I use Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption (BitLocker) in my Windows Server Vista, 2008 & new Win 7 boxes. As i am trying this for a while, i thought to apply it with Exchange Server 2007 SP2 also; also wanted to see, whether i can make Exchange Server more stronger? How i…

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