What’s new for EWS in Exchange 2010 SP2?

The Exchange 2010 SP2 Web Services SDK was released in October but Exchange 2010 SP2 was only recently made available for download earlier this month. With the update to the SDK, there’s the common section detailing What’s New in the SDK. While this information is very helpful, I felt the need to aggregate and summarize…


EWSEditor December 2011 Release Updated!

I recently found a bug in the December 2011 Release of EWSEditor and just checked in and released an updated build to EWSEditor to fix it.  Here are my bug notes from the check in: “…Bug in ValidationCallbackHelper.CertificateValidationCallBack caused certificate validation to fail always – unless the override validation setting was turned on. Instead, ValidationCallbackHelper.CertificateValidationCallBack…


EWSEditor December 2011 Release – Now on CodePlex!

Download the December 2011 Update of EWSEditor HERE. Over a year has gone by since a public update to EWSEditor on the MSDN Code Gallery but it’s not been forgotten!  The availability and popularity of Office 365 and Exchange Online make Exchange Web Services (and thus EWSEditor) even more relevant today as EWS becomes the…


MSDN: New “how to” docs for building Exchange ActiveSync clients…

While the Exchange ActiveSync protocol documentation (MS-AS* documents under the links below) has long been published on MSDN under the Open Specifications for Exchange Server Protocols, there has never been an accompanying set of “how to” documentation or sample implementations available.  And I have had some insight into the challenges third party developers face, trying…


OUTBOX: Creating EWS Service Accounts in Office 365

I’ve been asked this several times and the question usually goes something like this… Hey Matt, I’m trying to follow the instructions on MSDN for setting up ApplicationImpersonation in Exchange 2010 for my service account in Exchange Online in Office 365 but New-ManagementRoleAssignment isn’t available – what gives? …To be honest, I haven’t looked too…


Weekly Roundup: April 22, 2011 – Office 365 Edition

There were several different announcements around Office 365 this past week.  Most importantly, the Office 365 public beta is wide open… Office 365 Beta  The Office 365 team announced on their blog last week that Office 365 has moved into a full public beta.  As a developer, this is a super easy way to get…


Weekly Roundup: April 15, 2011 – EAS Logo Program Edition

This roundup is dominated by the Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program announcement as I still have a very Exchange-centric view of the “world”. Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program  The Exchange team announced on their blog this week what they call the “Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program”. “…You’ve told us that one of your top concerns is the increasing…


The Evolution of Exchange Development…

The Exchange Developer Roadmap has been discussed by more authoritative sources before leading up to the release of Exchange 2010.  I’d like to revisit this roadmap and take it from where Jason left off, going forward into Exchange Online in Office 365.  For enterprise customers this is important to understand – if you are upgrading…


Weekly Roundup: April 8, 2011 – Microsoft Online Services Edition

The focus of this week’s roundup in on Microsoft Online Services.  Typically when you hear about “the cloud” in a Microsoft developer discussion someone is getting ready to talk about Azure and its various services.  However, in my world I think that Office 365 and BPOS are just as important in this discussion.  If for…


Weekly Roundup: April 1, 2011 – No Fooling Edition

First of all this is NOT and April fools joke!  This blog actually isn’t dead!  Recently (almost a year ago) I switched out of my role in support to a consulting based role working with ISV partners.  A bulk of my work is still Exchange and Exchange Online related but a good portion of it…