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…

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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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