Discover Autodiscover!

One of the most frequent mistakes that we see developers who are using Exchange Web Services make is the hard-coding of the URL for the ExchangeServiceBinding to a specific location.  Hard-coding the URL is not recommended, especially given that Exchange Web Services provides a mechanism for avoiding this: Autodiscover.  Autodiscover ensures that your client is…

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Generating Exchange Web Services Proxy Classes

It has come to our attention that there has been some confusion over the mention of EWS.dll in the SDK documentation and Intellisense file. Where can people find it? Actually, you get to generate it. The Exchange 2007 SDK describes how to generate proxy classes by using the Add Web Reference. This may be fine for some of you, but others may…

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Exchange Server 2007 SP1 is here – and so is the SDK!

As reported on the Microsoft Exchange Team Blog, Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2007 has been released! The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 SDK is also available online and for download. If you want to find out about the changes for developers in Exchange 2007 SP1, including additions to transport extensibility, Exchange Web Services,…

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Updating Exchange Server 2007 Exchange Web Service Clients to SP1

Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 is coming soon! The service pack includes some Exchange Web Services–related changes that we think you should know about. In fact, you will want to become familiar with these changes so that you can update your client applications to use the new functionality. For starters, we’ve added enhanced delegate access,…

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Exchange Server 2007 SDK has been updated!

The Exchange Developer Documentation Team is happy to announce the July 2007 release of the Exchange Server 2007 SDK. Read the What’s New topic to find out what we added in this release. If you’re working with Exchange Web Services, review the new documentation that covers some of the autogenerated proxy types. And if you like installing…

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New and improved – We updated the TechReady 2007 Talk article download

If you downloaded the code samples for the Exchange Server Developer Center article TechReady 2007 Talk: Developing With Exchange Web Services, you probably had some problems building the projects, because some of the files didn’t make it into the download packages. We’ve corrected that and the updated download packages now contain all the files you need to…

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Exchange Developer Documentation Team Wants YOU!

If you’re reading this, you’re VERY likely a developer with at least some Exchange experience. Well, we need you. Really. The Exchange Developer Documentation team has an open position for a Programming Writer. If you want to help improve the Exchange Developer Center, if you want to write cool code samples and clear documentation, if…

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Microsoft Office Workflow Designer for Exchange is no longer available

Starting in May 2007, the Workflow Designer for Exchange, and the Exchange SDK Workflow Application Templates will no longer be available for download. Support for existing installations of the Workflow Designer for Exchange (ExWFD) and templates will continue until support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 ends. Contact Microsoft CSS if you need the ExWFD installation…

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Using SQL Server Table-Valued User-defined Functions with Exchange Web Services

A just-posted technical article by Jim Kleewein and Ray Dixon describes how to combine the SQL Server Tables and Exchange Web Services to access your Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Inbox data from Microsoft SQL Server™ 2005. This cool integration enables you to provide data from both Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server to client applications so…

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Searching for your search folders?

Search folders in Exchange are a very powerful tool, but there is one quirk that often hangs developers up when they try to use them: “How do you create a search folder that can be seen in Outlook?”.  Creating a search folder that is viewable in Outlook is important because it allows you to debug…

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