April 2008 Release of MFCMAPI

The April 2008 Release (build 6.0.0.1005) is live: http://www.codeplex.com/MFCMAPI Here’s the change list – see the Issue Tracker on Codeplex for more details, or look at the code: A few compatibility issues with older compilers (VC 6 and VC 2005) – thanks to Pete for pointing these out. Added support for the new restriction types…

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New Restriction Types Seen In Wrapped PSTs

[This is now documented here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee201126(EXCHG.80).aspx ] Those of you wrapping PSTs may see something interesting in the restrictions Outlook 2007 will try to set against your folders. There are a couple of new restriction types you won’t have seen before. Outlook will only use these restriction types when it’s working with stores it knows…

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New Outlook Docs

The January ’08 refresh for the Outlook 2007 Auxiliary Reference is now live. In addition to a general scrub over most of the topics, there are some interesting new topics added, such as: Timezone/rebasing docs: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb820976.aspx and http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc160684.aspx Protecting open PST files when you crash: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc160695.aspx Rules processing in the wrapped PST: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb820947.aspx   Additionally,…

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Outlook Rules – At Least When You Tell It To

[This is now documented here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff960239.aspx ] We just had a customer whose Wrapped PST based store wasn’t getting rules to fire in Outlook 2007, when everything was working in 2003. In the course of figuring their issue out, we found a few flags that we should have documented before. Suppose you built a message…

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Fixed the Wrapped PST Sample

When I announced the Outlook 2007 Auxiliary Reference, I noted there were a few issues with the wrapped PST sample that I hadn’t had time to fix. Well, they’re fixed now. You can find the updated download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ee0af8fd-bbb7-44de-be4d-f33cb1b59563&displaylang=en It should say Nov07 for version. If it says Oct07, then the new version hasn’t propagated…

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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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Managing Entry IDs in the Wrapped PST

Update – this is now part of the Outlook MAPI Code Samples. [This is now documented here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb905271.aspx, http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb821132.aspx] Sam Khavari of Zimbra asked me if I had noticed that the Wrapped PST sample crashes when you turn on the preview pane. After a bit of wrangling over the repro, we found that it will…

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Wrapped PST Sample Updated For Outlook 2007 Beta 2

Update – this is now part of the Outlook MAPI Code Samples. I finally got around to testing the Wrapped PST sample with Outlook 2007 Beta 2. I found that I had hardcoded the path to mspst32.dll and it really didn’t like that the path has changed in the beta. So I’ve gone in and…


Outlook 2003 Integration API Wrapped PST Docs and Sample

[This is now documented here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb821132.aspx] [This sample is now part of the Outlook MAPI Code Samples!] In the Outlook 2003 Integration API, we documented the Replication API. This is a nifty API for implementing replication between a wrapped PST and your own custom back end, which should be a great way to simplify implementation…

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