SetAA – Tweak Auto Accept Settings Across Mailboxes

This is a tool/sample I’ve had sitting on my drive ever since the DST changes back in 2007. Until recently, this tool used internal MAPI properties and algorithms, which meant I couldn’t share the source. The Exchange Protocol docs have changed that, so I thought I’d clean the tool up and publish it so everyone…

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Pre Vista Fix MAPI Download No Longer Available

This is a follow up to Pre Vista Fix MAPI Download Still Available. As promised, we kept the old pre-Vista fix up until August 15th, then we took it down. I didn’t note this earlier because: I was at the beach and beach trumps blog. There was an error in taking down the pre-Vista fix…

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Rebase That: Update to the Calendar Rebasing Library

We just released an update to our calendar rebasing library, Tzmovelib.dll. This update includes a refresh to the documentation. One thing that didn’t make it into this refresh was an updated sample and documentation for a new exported function, primarily because I didn’t have it ready in time. So I’m documenting the new function here,…

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Announcing: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Auxiliary Reference

Excellent news! We just published the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Auxiliary Reference: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb905149.aspx (This is a greatly enhanced version of the earlier Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Integration API) This reference was a huge collaborative effort, of which I was only a small part. Parts of this reference are based on my blog entries, but large…

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Rebase This: Introducing the Calendar Rebasing Library

[This is now documented here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb820976.aspx]  We’re getting near DST time again. Last time around, we had both an Outlook based tool and an Exchange based tool for rebasing appointments. The idea was the Outlook based tool could be used by end users to update their calendars, while the Exchange based tool could be used…

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Still Getting DST Issues Here...

Believe it or not, we’re still getting calls on the recent Daylight Saving Time changes. Most of the time it just turns out to be an unpatched server somewhere, but this last one I got had most everybody stumped. The customer was reporting that meeting requests sent from their Sharepoint server showed up an hour…

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Poof Your Calendar - Really!

Whenever someone shows me a Calendar folder where OWA and Outlook have different ideas of when recurring meetings are, I always ask if they’ve tried to poof the calendar. This always generates a chuckle, even though I was dead serious. OWA doesn’t know anything about expanding recurring meetings and appointments. Instead, it relies on a…

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Outlook 2007 Timezone Structures

[This is now documented here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff960198.aspx, among other articles ] Topic Properties used by Outlook 2007 to maintain timezone information on appointments. Timezones Historically Outlook has maintained a property, dispidTimeZoneStruct, on recurring appointments which describes the time zone in which the appointment was created. The problem with this system is that it ignores the possibility that…

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