WebDAV can expose private meetings/appointments to users who should not see them.

This is quite frequently asked and with surprise & worries mixed together… Why WebDAV is able to see my Private meetings/appointments? Isn’t this a security breach? How can I get it fixed? The answer is very simple, not this is not a bug. This is how it should work and then comes a even bigger…


HOWTO: EWS: Get OOF State for Self or any user in your organization

First thing first, this is just for demonstration purpose and might *not* be a supported solution by Microsoft. The setting we are reading from are hidden messages and not documented anywhere. I had to reverse engineer it for demonstration purpose. Objective: To get OOF State of any user in your organization. Challenges: You might ask…

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HOWTO: WebDAV: Send mail with Custom Form and set properties

This is going to be a very simple sample of how you can send an email with custom properties set and also change the message class so that it render on outlook as Custom Form. Prerequisites: A custom form must be published with same class name to render the email properly. How it works… Step…

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Announcement: EWS Managed API launching tomorrow 04/15/09

Good news for all .Net developers working with Exchange or willing to work with Exchange but have zero experience in the domain. Exchange Team had been working so hard to reduce your efforts and improve your efficiency. Check out these videos to see what EWS Managed API is capable of https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/BB46/ http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/03/24/450892.aspx Keep a watch…


MAPI asks: Can you please take it offline???

MAPI developers have another reason to cheers. Now you can take the MAPI documentation with you for a walk. Outlook 2007 MAPI Reference is now also available as offline download in a CHM format, download it here  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4b1b8b22-3c74-4479-bd0d-7b0ee29e8d59&displaylang=en All you need now is find a CHM viewer for your Windows Mobile and take the documentation…


Sing me MAPI Rhyme again!!!

MAPI, MAPI, Yes, Papa.Getting lost? No, Papa.Telling lies? No, Papa.Where you then???Here! Here! Here! http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc765775.aspx Trust me not going anywhere… atleast for now. Just a new home for MAPI.  Find all the MAPI documentation here & hear more from Angela about the change

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HOWTO: Get Exchange 2000/2003 mailbox statistics remotely using WMI

Of course you cannot use WMI to manage Exchange 2007, obviously Powershell is more power full and recommended to be used on Exchange 2007 Server. We will talk about Powershell and how to do same for 2007 later. For now you can use following script to get the statistics data from Exchange WMI Provider and…

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HOWTO: Programmatically enumerate permissions on Exchange 2003 Mailbox Store

This was a tough one and was lots of learning for me as well. Me and my colleague was working on a customer issue where his intentions were to list all the permissions on Exchange 2003 Mailbox Store. Of course one can go to Exchange System Manager (ESM), but considering an environment with 20+ Exchange…

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BUG: HasAttachments property is false on meeting occurrence with attachment

I thought it was just the last month full of bugs and fixes. This month also started with a Exchange Web Services bug.. or better Exchange Bug as Exchange Web Service is just a victim 🙁 If you add an attachment to a single occurrence of a recurring CalendarItem, and then call GetItem with AllProperties…

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