Combining Microsoft Exchange Web Services, Azure and Tag – Thor

Periodically we hear about very cool projects which leverage Exchange Web Services.  Below is a great example of a creative group of software developers coming up with great uses for Microsoft technology.     Project Thor ·         Ever have someone stop by your office and need a place to meet? You make a quick pass around the building…

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Learn about the Exchange 2010 Developer Story Today!

We’ve just finished our 6 part series of webcasts on six key topics that developers need to know about as they start planning for moving their applications to Exchange 2010.  Those webcasts are now available as on-demand webcasts.  We’ve updated the webcast links below to point to our on demand videos so check them out today! …

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Don’t miss the Exchange 2010 Developer Webcasts!

We are excited about the Exchange 2010 developer experience and we think you will be too.  Over the next two weeks we’ll be doing six webcasts filled with information to help our partners and customers understand what Exchange 2010 means for them.  David, Chris and I just posted an introductory video to give you an…

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Quick and Dirty UNIX Shell Scripting with EWS

One of the great advantages of Exchange Web Services (EWS) is that you can write applications on just about any platform that can make HTTP requests.  This characteristic of web services means that you can integrate EWS in to just about every application or environment you can imagine.  This aspect of web services was brought…

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Exchange Web Services Update Rollup 4 Roundup

We have just released update rollup 4 (RU4) for Exchange 2007 SP1.  This rollup fixes some bugs in Exchange Web Services (EWS), and introduces some behavior changes to EWS to allow customers and partners the flexibility to accomplish some key scenarios.  If you have written code against Exchange Web Services, we definitely recommend that you take a…

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Exchange Developer Roadmap

With the introduction of Exchange Web Services in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, we began to invest in a broadly capable developer interface.  Exchange Web Services is the first Exchange API to expose rich Microsoft Office Outlook interoperability to any application in a strongly-typed, Internet accessible (HTTP-based) programming model.  Because the Exchange Web Services interfaces are…

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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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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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