Improving Outlook Performance (Part I): Video and Sample Add-In to Show Setting and Getting Multiple Custom Properties

Microsoft Outlook supports properties for items and folders. For example, a MailItem object has built-in properties such as the To, Subject, and Body properties, and a Folder object has built-in properties such as the Name and CurrentView properties. Developers can create custom properties for items and folders as well. Improving performance has been a major…

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MVP Helmut Obertanner Published Outlook Articles and Sample Applications on MSDN

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Helmut Obertanner*, published two articles on MSDN today: Developing an Inspector Wrapper for Outlook 2010 Enforcing Business Rules in Outlook 2010 Inspector Wrapper An inspector in Microsoft Outlook is a window that displays an Outlook item. Because Outlook supports many different item types, for example, mail, contact, appointment, meeting, and task items, and fields of…

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Outlook Social Connector 1.1 – What’s in it for Me?

Microsoft announced the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector (OSC) 1.1 yesterday, together with a new Facebook provider and Windows Live Messenger provider, joining LinkedIn and MySpace in the family of OSC providers. You can go to our social network providers page to view and download any of these providers. The OSC is a Microsoft Outlook add-in…

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Office Mobile Service Guidelines Enhanced for Office 2010

In the last month, we published a set of three articles for Microsoft Office 2010 Mobile Service. Office 2010 Mobile Service (OMS) allows users to seamlessly integrate mobile capabilities of Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 with their mobile devices. OMS in Office 2010 is the enhanced version of Outlook Mobile Service in the…

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Introducing Word Automation Services

My friend and colleague, Eric White, recently posted a superb write up on his blog about a new feature in SharePoint Server 2010—Word Automation Services. Word Automation Services is a new service application included with SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise that provides document conversion capability that can scale to enterprise demand. One shorthand way to think…

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How to Verify if Outlook is Available on a Computer as a Click-to-Run Product

Click-to-Run is a software delivery and updating mechanism available to Microsoft Office 2010. Products delivered via Click-to-Run execute in a virtual application environment on the local operating system. This means that they have private copies of their files and settings, and that any changes they make are captured in the virtual environment. Click-To-Run is fast…

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MVP Michael Bauer Contributed a Code Example for a New Outlook 2010 Property

Michael Bauer* recently contributed a code example that shows a simple but common way to use the new MailItem proeprty, Sender, in Microsoft Outlook 2010. *Michael is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional with expertise in developing Outlook solutions in Visual Basic and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Michael maintains a professional site at VBOffice.net. The new…

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Preparing your Existing Solutions to Run on Outlook 2010

This post is about issues you might want to be aware of if you plan to update your existing Microsoft Outlook solutions to run on Outlook 2010. This information is also available in the Outlook 2010 Developer Reference which you can download at Office 2010: Developer References. However, because currently, the content of the Developer…

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New features in Outlook 2010!

On July 13, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Office 2010 reached the Technical Preview engineering milestone. Even though the Office 2010 Technical Preview bits and most of the documentation are available to only participants of the Technical Preview program, we’re excited to be able to start blogging about new features and documentation. The Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference (Technical Preview) is…

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