FYI: Exchange’s CDO 1.21 NOT Supported with Kerberos

It’s late so I’m going to keep this brief but since we don’t have any public content I wanted to get the word out.  Exchange’s CDO 1.21 was never tested and will not work with Kerberos authentication.  While Outlook’s version of CDO 1.21 does have Kerberos support, it is not suitable for use in serviced…


FYI: Outlook Object Model Enhancements in Outlook 12

Ryan Gregg, an Outlook 12 PM, gives an enticing preview of the enhancements and new features of the Outlook Object Model to be available in O12. …At first glance this is very exciting.  I look forward to these changes, improvements, and additions as they seem to hit on a lot of customer requests. 


FYI: System.Web.Mail is deprecated use System.Net.Mail

While we are on the topic of System.Web.Mail, it is important to note a new namespace in version 2.0 of the .NET Framework.  There is a brand new namespace for sending mail via managed code, it is called System.Net.Mail.  Have no fear, System.Web.Mail is still accessible in v2.0 but it is deprecated.  (Which means v2.0 won’t break your code…


MYTH: SmtpMail.SmtpServer.Insert(0,"127.0.0.1") Actually Does Something

One of the principles of the Information Age is that anybody with a blog like mine or a Code Project account can write an article viewable to millions of people around the world.  As a support engineer, I love and hate this at the same time.  Take the following Code Project article for example… http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/Techblaster.asp This article…


OT: Sober Virus is Back

There is a new strain of the Sober virus roaming inboxes lately.  Yahoo has more.  The virus arrives in an email with an attachment.  Many of the messages will proclaim they are from the CIA or FBI asking you to open the attachment to answer some questions.  Some attachments claim to be video of Paris…


MYTH: Outlook and Exchange Can Reside on the Same Machine

I had a customer email me today saying they resolved their CDO problem by installing SP 2 on their Exchange server and installing Outlook 2003.  Big mistake!  It’s unfortunate and common but so many people put their Exchange implementations at risk by installing Outlook on top of Exchange.  One of our Escalation Engineers, Stephen Griffin,…


FYI: Supportability of Exchange API’s in Managed Code

As more and more developers move to managed code (.NET), especially with the release of Visual Studio 2005, it is important to be reminded of what current API’s are supported for use in managed code and which are not.  The following KB article is a must read when starting .NET development against Exchange, Outlook, or…


OT: MaxiVista is great!

I don’t get any kickbacks I swear.  Check out MaxiVista it is truly a great product a number of people here use everyday.  It is a simple client/server application that provides software based multi-monitor and KVM functionality. …Really, I don’t have an affiliation with them what so ever.  It is just a great product.  If you…


FYI: Exchange 2003 on x64 Hardware IS Supported

The Exchange Team has a great post clarifying that Exchange 2003 IS supported on x64 hardware, just not on a 64 bit OS. …There was some confusion as to whether Exchange 2003 would run on x64 hardware.  Customers were understandably frustrated because they were recently informed that Exchange 12 will only run on 64 bit…


EHLO World!

…It was just too easy to steal from the Exchange Team’s blog but I couldn’t help myself Welcome to my new blog, it goes well with my new job!  My name is Matt Stehle and I’m a developer support engineer at Microsoft at the Charlotte campus.  I work in the DS Messaging group which works…