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Who am I…

This is a good blog post which adds more personas to the classic Einstein, Elvis and Mort.  http://www.hanselman.com/blog/BeyondElvisEinsteinAndMortNewProgrammingStereotypesForWeb20.aspx

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MAPI Forms don’t launch when dowloaded from the Exchange Org Form Lib on Windows Vista

After working this issue for just about six months I am finally at the stage where I can blog about this.  Windows Vista changed the COM Activation model to prevent activiation of COM components registered in HKEY_CURRENT_USER when the COM client is running with elevated privileges.  When a MAPI Form is downloaded from the Exchange…

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CDO 1.21 User Options Best Practices

I worked a case this weekend where a product used to synchronize calendars between Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2003 was setting CDO’s user options to GMT and then not setting it back.  This of course would have no affect on the user if they were in GMT but it was causing CDO to render Calendar…

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Vikas is blogging…

Another engineer from my team is blogging now.  Check it out : http://blogs.msdn.com/vikas/

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Oops forgot to delete my sig…

Hi,  Another great post by Raymond.  Although I have to admit I have been guilty of this on many occasions. Dave Enterprise Business Applications – Messaging Developer Support (123) 456-7890; z@microsoft.com Mon – Fri, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ET   Meeting and exceeding your expectations are my top priorities.  We are interested in any…

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VSTO 2005 Addin does not load in Outlook 2003 if UAC is disabled

Windows Vista changes the COM Activation model and will no longer create components registered in HKEY_CURRENT_USER (HKCU) if the client application is running with a Integrity Level (IL) of higher than medium. So when UAC is disabled, Outlook will run with High IL.  By default, the setup project for VSTO 2005 registers the COM component…

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MSPST and Session 0 Isolation don’t mix

I had a case recently where a customer was using the Microsoft Personal Storage Provider (MSPST) in a service.  Everything was working fine until they moved to Windows Vista, the kernel objects MSPST uses (mutants, file mappings, etc) to allow two processes to synchronize access to the same physical .pst file were’nt working.  Why?  Because of…

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Sorry it’s not supported…

Pcreehan had a great blog post recently on what the phrase “its not supported” really means. http://blogs.msdn.com/pcreehan/archive/2007/05/04/what-does-unsupported-mean.aspx

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Accessing Exchange’s Extended MAPI from a 64-bit Process *

As you know Exchange 2007 has moved to the 64-bit space, however Exchange’s implementation of Extended MAPI did not.  You can still download Exchange’s Extended MAPI here, however it is only a 32-bit version. If you are moving your Exchange application to 64-bit you have some decisions to make. If all your system requirements can…

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