December 2013 releases of EwsEditor – 1.7.3.27070 and 1.7.4.31181

Earlier this year I took over EwsEditor from its prior owner and have been updating it to update it for Exchange 2013 and include additional processing.  This month did two releases of changes and fixes.  If you are not familiar with EwsEditor then be aware that its a very large sample of code written in C# which…

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Looking for nextags.exe?

Nextags is an extremely old tool which came from the Microsoft Mobile Information Server install CD.  Yes, that’s from over a decade ago and it was for ancient ActiveSync logging.  However, there are a couple of other tools which might help.  I wrote a tool which could be used for EAS 2.5 and later called…

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Announcing EwsRelentless 1.0

This is a sample/tool I wrote in order to check the behavior of Exchange when a heavy load is put against it. You need to exercise caution and take responsibility for the code and the apps behavior if you decide to use it since it can throw so much of a load against a CAS that…

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Announcing Fiddler Inspector for Exchange Server ActiveSync

One way people have been getting client-side Exchange Server ActiveSync (EAS) from devices which don’t supply logging export capabilities is to have the phone sync through a wireless router attached to a PC which fiddler taking traces.  This is very helpful since getting logs otherwise and is usually the only way to get a full…

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Announcing EASTester

The Exchange Server Interoperability Guidance documents have some really good sample code.  I’ve leveraged some of its code to build a tool with capabilities which have been helpful in resolving EAS issues.  This tool’s code an binaries are now published in Codeplex. The current functionality in this application will cover many basic issues people run…

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Exchange Autodiscover Checker

A while back I wrote a basic application which did Autodiscover using the Exchange Managed API and provided some minimal logging.  The tool is called Autodiscover Checker and the full code for it can be found on code.msdn.microsoft.com.  Over time I have added a lot more to this application by adding more ways to do Autodiscover against Exchange and by…

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"Enhancing Exchange" via unsupported methods.

Every so often we run into cases where customers try to augment the behavior of Exchange or otherwise integrate with it using some unsupported methodology.  When this is done Exchange may become unstable and behave in unexpected ways.  It’s extremely important to stick to what is supported.  If you venture into the land of the…

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