Outlook 2010 And Bitness

Angela’s put together a good set of guidelines for developing for Outlook 2010, particularly as it relates to whether your code is built for 32 bit or 64 bit (what we’re calling Bitness). To summarize, all MAPI or Outlook Object Model based apps and non-managed add-ins will need to be built in both 32 and…

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November 2009 Release of MFCMAPI

The November 2009 Release (build 6.0.0.1016) is live: http://mfcmapi.codeplex.com. The September 2009 release was downloaded over 18 thousand times, with nearly 1700 of them being the 64 bit build. This exceeded the July build by about 4000 downloads. Yay MFCMAPI! Mostly bug fixes this time around. Win 7 finally made me dig into why Close…

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Where CDO Publishes Free Busy Information

From time to time, I get asked to explain where CDO publishes Free Busy information in the Public Folder store, so I figured I’d put this article together. The basic process CDO uses for updating FB information is outlined in the More Information section of KB 278954. We’re concerned with the part of the process…

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Strange Looking NDR

Not many people are aware of the feature, but MFCMAPI implements a MAPI Form Viewer. This means MFCMAPI can use MAPI to ask Outlook to display messages. You might have run into this if you ever double-click on a message in MFCMAPI. If you’re on a machine with Outlook installed, the message will open up…

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Announcing EWSEditor 1.5!

Matt’s very excited about the release of EWSEditor. This tool does for EWS what MFCMAPI does for MAPI. With this tool, Matt does what I did with MFCMAPI and what I recommend to anyone trying to learn a new API: the best way to learn an API is to write tools that use it. As…

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