Getting Exchange MAPI’s GC-Reconnect stuff to work

I recently wrestled with this and found it wasn’t exactly intuitive, so I wanted to share my findings. What the heck am I talking about? Imagine this scenario.  Your MAPI application running on a machine with Exchange 2000 or 2003’s MAPI implementation is humming along smoothly, when a global catalog server (GC) goes down.  This particular…


The RPC Canceller

I get a lot of questions about Outlook’s infamous RPC Canceller.  I’m sure you’ve seen this at some point (if you’ve used Outlook 2002 or 2003 with Exchange server).  The RPC Canceller is the feature that gives you that fun little dialog: “Outlook is retrieving data from the Microsoft Exchange Server <Server name>. You can…


Using the EDK Libraries Effectively

I hate the EDK.  There, I said it.  So, admittedly, this is less of a guide to using the EDK, and more of an attempt to convince you to ditch it. 😉 If you’re reading this post with any kind of interest, then chances are you’ve written code with the EDK at some point in your coding…


PR_RECORD_KEY and Outlook 2003 Shortcuts

I just read Steve Griffin’s excellent post on store providers under Outlook 2003 (Read it here.) As luck would have it, I just happened to be investigating an issue with a third-party MAPI provider and Outlook 2003’s shortcut bar. The problem reported was that if you created a shortcut to a folder in the third-party…


All About Jason

I’m a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft Services. I support the Hosted Messaging and Collaboration solution.