KB: Suitable Applications for Exchange Server Event Scripting

The following article details some of the limitations of Exchange Server Event Scripting (available in Exchange 5.5).  With the availability of Exchange Event Sinks in Exchange 2000/2003 it is really hard to rationalize continued use of this technology.  Especially for mission critical applications… 181036 INFO: Suitable Applications for Exchange Server Event Scripting http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;181036 Most notable…


KB: Outlook Object Model Limitations

…I added a new category for this post called “KB” which is for noting KB articles that are new or important… The Outlook Object Model does not provide full access to all the features of the application.  The following KB article details some of the limitations of the object model. 294869 Description of limitations in Outlook…


OT: Proper Pronunciation of CDONTS…

FYI IMO there a lot of TLA’s out there these days.  Some acronyms get pronounced phonetically like ISAPI (“eye-sap-ee”) and MAPI (“map-ee”) while others are enunciated simply by reading the letters like ESM (“E-S-M”) and NTFS (“N-T-F-S”).  Usually the presence of vowels in acronyms or resemblance to an actual word determines this.  However there are some…


FYI: Exchange 12 Developer Roadmap…

A couple days ago I posted a link to upcoming Outlook Object Model changes and new features, I wanted to go back and note that the Exchange team posted about their developer roadmap as well.  This post mentions three new ways of interfacing with Exchange in version 12 that you should be really excited about:…


FYI: How Daylight Savings Time Date Changes affect Scheduling in Outlook Client

The Exchange Team’s Blog has a great post on how certain time zones with variable daylight time shifting affect Outlook… …Time zones are an important thing to keep in mind when working with appointments.  We get cases sometimes related to preceived bugs in CDO 1.21 or Outlook Object Model were appointments appear to be off…


FYI: Getting Started with WebDAV

WebDAV is a protocol, not an API.  It is an extension of HTTP and provides more request methods to allow us to get information out of Exchange and change information within it.  Here are some WebDAV samples on MSDN… 310283 How to retrieve and to modify properties on items by using WebDAV in Visual C#…


OUTBOX: No Supported Way to Deploy Outlook VBA Projects

…I added a new category to the blog, you will see it is called OUTBOX.  As a support engineer I send out a lot of mail that could be useful to everyone.  You shouldn’t have to open a support case just to get this information.  So here I’ll provide some email excerpts that I think…