Application Shutdown Changes in Outlook 2007 Service Pack 2 Beta

As part of the performance improvements we’ve made for Outlook 2007 SP2 beta, we’ve changed the way Outlook manages the lifecycle of the application. In the past, Outlook followed the best practices for Component Object Model (COM) servers and allowed clients of the Outlook server to control the lifecycle of Outlook. This caused a significant…


Use the Right Events for the Right Cases

One of the problems I often hear about from Outlook developers is that the sequencing of a particular event isn’t ideal for what they are trying to do. While sometimes this can be a hole in the Outlook platform, more often than not it’s because the developer isn’t using the best event for the scenario…


Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager

I missed noticing that the BCM team has created a new blog, but it’s never too late to rectify a missing link.  In this case I’m only a few weeks behind.  The team behind Business Contact Manager, a very useful feature of Outlook provided in some versions of Office, has created their own MSDN blog….