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Exchange Web Services Message cycle
Welcome to Exchange Server Development Technologies - Series # 1
In this series, we will discuss about the Exchange Rules. This topic provides information about using Exchange Rules to develop messaging applications.
For more detailed information, please find this MSDN documentation.
Welcome to Outlook Programming series # 11
What are Preview Handlers and where it's used?
Preview handlers are called when an item is selected to show a lightweight, rich, read-only preview of the file's contents in the view's reading pane. This is done without launching the file's associated application.
To know more about preview handler, please read more in this detailed MSDN article.
Preview Handler - Sample:
Welcome to Outlook Programming series # 10
In this series, we will learn "How to customize Outlook 2007 (Office 2007) Ribbon functionality". I found these below given MSDN articles which describes how we can customize Office 2007 (including Outlook 2007) ribbon functionality.
Welcome to troubleshooting performance issues in MS Outlook Series - Part 1
Have you face any one of the following issues with Outlook 2007 ?
Whether do you think,
Do you know, why do you face these issues?
It might be a performace issue with respect to Outlook 2007. The performance issues may be caused by one or more of the following:
Please find this wonderful article, which talks how to troubleshoot the performance issues in Outlook 2007.
Welcome to Outlook Programming series # 9
In this series, we will learn "How to systematically release the objects - Add-in's for Outlook 2003 & Outlook 2007 ?". I found this MSDN article which describes how all Outlook add-ins should systematically release their references to Outlook objects when they are no longer needed. Failing to systematically release reference to Outlook objects can prevent Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 & Outlook 2007 from shutting down properly.
For more information about this problem that affects managed add-ins written for Outlook 2003 using Visual Studio .NET, see KB 317109: Office application does not quit after automation from Visual Studio .NET client.
Please find Mstehle's blog: OOM.NET: Part 2 - Outlook Item Leaks (Outlook + OOM + .Net Issues), which describes in detail and has the resolution to solve the issue...
When you try to start Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, the program does not start. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Do you know....this issue may occur if you install and then uninstall Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Beta 2 on a computer that has Outlook 2003 installed. When you uninstall Outlook 2007 Beta 2 version, the Outlook 2007 Beta 2 version of the MSMapi32.dll file is not removed from the following folder on your computer: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Msmapi\LocaleID"
Please view this useful MSDN KB Article. It has the information about the issue, its cause, resolution for this issue
Welcome to Outlook Programming series # 8
In this series, we will learn "How to update existing items in an Outlook folder to use a new custom form?". I found this MSDN article which describes programatically how to update existing items in an Outlook folder to use a new custom form?
This article describes how to update items in an Outlook folder so that those items open using a different form than the form that the items are currently associated with.
When using a custom form containing a ListBox control, Outlook unexpectedly adds a new possible value to the control.
Do you know....this behavior is due to the storage limitation of Keywords fields. If the control is bound to a field of type Keywords and you select a number of possible values in the control, the field may exceed its 255-character maximum length. This causes the last value to be truncated. Because the custom Keywords field now contains a new value that is not one of the options in the control, Outlook adds this new value to the list of possible choices in the control.
Please view this useful MSDN KB Article. It has the information about the issue, its cause, re-solution for this issue
When you send an item that is based on a custom form, the form is not sent and you receive the following error message: "Operation Failed"
This issue will happen if, a Recipient field on the custom form is configured with an initial value and with the Calculate this formula automatically option for that value.
Please view this useful MSDN KB Article. It has the information about the issue, its cause, workaround solution for this issue.
A digital signature is used to authenticate (The process of verifying that people and products are who and what they claim to be. For example, confirming the source and integrity of a software publisher's code by verifying the digital signature used to sign the code.) digital information — such as documents, e-mail messages, and macros — by using computer cryptography.
Digital signatures helps us,
To establish the following assurances:
To make these assurances, the content must be digitally signed by the content creator, using a signature that satisfies the following criteria:
Welcome to Exchange Server 2003 Development Technologies - Series # 1
Welcome to Outlook Programming series # 7
In this series, we will learn "How to change display Formats Programmatically for All Contacts in Outlook 2007?". I found this wonderful article which describes programatically how to create an add-in to change the FileAs property programmatically for all contacts in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.
It covers the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Contacts folder contains information about all your contacts (although it might contain other types of information, as well). Each contact item has information associated with it about how you want the item filed; that is, the FileAs property of the contact. You might want to programmatically enforce a specific setting for the FileAs property by using an add-in. This Office Visual How-to article explains how you can create an add-in by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office system Second Edition....:)
This article applies to Microsoft Office System 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Second Edition.
Welcome to Outlook Programming series # 6
In this series, we can download three of Outlook 2007 Sample add-ins make use of Outlook Object Model.
I found this wonderful article, which describes programatically what are the enhancements to the Outlook 2007 object model, as demonstrated by three sample add-ins.
These solutions are available in Visual Basic .NET and C# versions and include an add-in project, a COM shim project to provide application domain (AppDomain) isolation, and a setup project. Versions of the sample add-ins are also available for VSTO 2005 SE. They can help new and experienced Outlook add-in developers begin programming with the Outlook 2007 object model.
Welcome to Outlook Programming series # 5
In this series, we will learn "How to build an Outlook 2007 Form Region with a Managed Add-In?". I found this wonderful article, wrote by Ryan Gregg, which describes programatically how to build a form region with a Managed Add-in and Outlook 2007 environment. It covers the creation of a sample Outlook add-in that displays transport header information in a form region on e-mail items, along with free downloadable samples...:)
As we know you can create and run forms with form regions without a COM add-in, but using a COM add-in has the benefit of supporting custom business logic or advanced functionality in the form regions.
Note: This article assumes that you have some knowledge of COM add-ins and that you know how to build, deploy, and install a managed COM add-in that is written in Microsoft Visual Basic or Microsoft Visual C#. You should be familiar with the Outlook object model, and should have at least some basic knowledge of the Microsoft .NET Framework and COM interoperability.
Welcome to Outlook Programming series # 4
In this series, we will learn "How to automatically add contacts to Outlook with Visual FoxPro?". I found this wonderful article, which describes programatically how to add contacts to Outlook with Visual Foxpro environment.
As we know Microsoft Outlook is an Automation Server. As such, you can programatically control it from other applications, sending data back and forth...So find the code-snippet which demonstrates how to import the MS Access table data into Outlook's contacts folder.
What is a COM Add-in?
COM add-ins are a feature in Microsoft Office and are supported by all Office programs, including Outlook.
Key benefits of COM add-ins include:
COM add-ins run in-process with the host program, so custom code generally runs faster than code implemented in Visual Basic for Applications.
The basic COM add-in architecture is consistent across all Office programs, whereas in previous versions of Office, each program had its own add-in architecture.
You can create one COM add-in to use with more than one Office program.
In addition to Outlook, you need one of the following development environments to create a COM add-in for Office or Outlook:
Visual Basic 5.0 or later (Visual Basic 6.0 is preferred)
Microsoft Office Developer, which includes the ability to compile a Visual Basic for Applications project into a Dynamic Link Library (DLL)
Any other COM-compliant development environment, such as Microsoft C++ or Microsoft J++
Welcome to Outlook Programming series # 3
In this series, we will learn "How to get Click Event Behavior for Standard Controls?". I found this wonderful article, which describes how the standard controls that are included with Microsoft Office and Outlook respond to the Click event using Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) on a custom Outlook form.
The Click event is the only event that Outlook supports for controls. However, for some controls the Click event may not fire if the control is bound to a field, or it may not fire at all.
Note: This articles summarizes whether or not the Click event will fire under various circumstances.
Welcome to Outlook Programming series # 2
In this series, we will learn "How to develop a COM Add-in?". I found this wonderful article, which provides an overview of how to create a COM add-in in Outlook
There are many resources and examples about how to implement an Office or Outlook COM add-in.
COM Add-ins Part I: Introducing an Office 2000 Solution for the Entire (Office) Family:http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Aa155767(office.10).aspx
COM Add-ins Part II: Building a COM Add-in for Outlook 2000:http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Aa140126(office.10).aspx
Microsoft Office 2000/Visual Basic Programmer's Guide : Chapter 11: Add-ins, Templates, Wizards, and Libraries:http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Aa189019(office.10).aspx
Developing COM Add-Ins for Microsoft Office 2000:msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dno2kta/html/comaddins.asp
Creating a Microsoft Office 2000 COM Add-in:http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Aa155761(office.10).aspx
Microsoft Knowledge Base Articles
Using Visual Basic
How To Build an Office 2000 COM Add-In in Visual Basic
Comaddin.exe Office 2000 COM Add-In Written in Visual C++
Access Data Retrieval Sample Add-In Available for Download
How to Work With COM Add-ins in FrontPage 2000
The following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles provide information about the key things that you should be aware of when you develop a COM add-in for Outlook:
You Cannot Fully Quit Outlook When You Use a COM Add-in
All COM Add-in Run-Time Errors Must Be Trapped
CommandBars Not Available from Application Object
Welcome to Outlook Programming series # 1
In this series, we will learn "How to automate Outlook from another Program". I found this wonderful article, which provides an overview of programming Outlook using Automation from another program.
We know that automation allows one program to control another program by either issuing commands or retrieving information programmatically. You can use the code examples in this article in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Visual Basic, or any other program that supports Automation.
This article talks about Automation by using Early & Late binding, Outlook Object Model (OOM), sample code for common programming tasks etc.
When you program to implement the ItemAdd event in your custom solution, but the event does not fire when a large number of items are added to the folder at once.
Please view this useful MSDN KB Article. It has the information about the issue, its symptoms, workaround solution for this issue.
· How to build an Office COM add-in by using Visual C# .NETMicrosoft Office XP, Microsoft Office 2003, and Microsoft Office 2007 support a uniform design architecture for building application add-ins to enhance and to control Office applications. These add-ins are called Microsoft Component Object Model (COM)...
· How To Build an Office COM Add-in by Using Visual Basic .NETMicrosoft Office 2000 and later support a new, uniform design architecture for building application add-ins to enhance and to control Office applications. These add-ins are called COM add-ins. This step-by-step article discusses Office COM add-ins...
· How to disable Business Contact Manager in Outlook with Business Contact ManagerDescribes how to modify the registry to disable Business Contact Manager in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Help
This download contains a standalone version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Help.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Shell Help
This download contains the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) version of the Exchange Management Shell Help.